An Evaluation of the ICT Literacy of Elementary Teachers of Silang II: Basis for an ICT Training Program

By: Mark Airon P. Creus
De La Salle University Dasmariñas City, Philippines, 
Lalaan Central School, Silang, Cavite([email protected])

ABSTRACT

The study aims to develop an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Training program into different areas – Computer Skills, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker, and Internet / Network based on the evaluation of the level of ICT literacy among public elementary school teachers in Silang II. The main sources of data came from the elementary teachers of grade levels I – VI, a total of 250 respondents. The data were treated using Pearson R and Mean in testing the significant relationship between the given basic and intermediate ICT skills, their demographic profile and their perceptions in the use of ICT in teaching. A validated questionnaire was designed highlighting the five areas of ICT Literacy and their perception in the use of ICT in teaching. Findings from the study showed that elementary teachers are highly competent in basic skills like Computer Skills, Microsoft Word, Internet/Network, competent in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint but fairly competent in Movie Maker. In terms of intermediate skills, the results showed that teachers are competent in Computer Skills, Micr=[];psoft Word, and Excel; fairly competent in Microsoft PowerPoint and Movie Maker but incompetent in Internet/Network. Teachers have a positive perception of the importance of using ICT and its positive effect in the teaching and learning process and a very strong relationship to their Basic and Intermediate ICT skills. Based on these findings, the need to have an ICT Training Program will help improve teachers’ ICT literacy. Its positive effect in the teaching learning process can provide information necessary for educational planning and decision making concerning ICT training as a faculty development program of the institution.

Keywords: Information and communications technology, ICT training program, ICT literacy

Research Conference/s Presented:

CALABARZON Conference of Basic Education Researchers (C2BER)

15th Annual Conference of South East Asian Association for Institutional Research (SEAAIR)

Website: http://seaairweb.info/

Conference Proceedings: http://seaairweb.info/Conference/Conference2015_BookAbstract.pdf

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