ICT Literacy and Readiness in Using Computers among Headteachers in their Tertiary Learning Experiences and School Management Tasks

Mohd Nihra Haruzuan Mohamad Said, Lokman Mohd Tahir, Mohd Fadzli Ali, Megat Aman Zahiri Megat Zakaria

Abstract


Headteachers are considered as the most influential role in teaching and learning using ICT (Internet, Communication and Technology) in the school setting. Numerous scholars emphasised that as school leaders, they are also competent with technology and computer as part of supporting role model in technological leadership and stewardship. Nevertheless, there is remarkably little research that investigates headteachers’ perceptions towards their learning process using ICT. This exploratory research is an attempt to gather data on headteachers’ readiness, attachment and their perception of the computer assisted learning process. As for the methodology, ten headteacherss were purposely selected and interviewed in order to address the three essential research questions which were their readiness of using computer; their attachment with computers and their perceptions of teaching and learning using computers in schools. Ten headteachers that were selected as subjects were undergraduate students who are currently enrolling in educational administration and leadership degree in a public university. Findings reveals that headteachers have positive remarks towards the usage of computer in their learning process since the utilization of computers will expose them to the relevant information which helps them as role model for technological stewardship. Secondly, most of headteachers are significantly ready in their learning process using computers and they also felt learning using computers give much opportunities in networking and connecting to other headteachers at other districts.

Keywords


headship; ICT literate; computers

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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