Journal of Scientific research and Technology Education Exploration Vol. 1(5), pp. 107 - one hundred ten, October 2010 Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/JSTER В©2010 Academic Journals
Complete Length Exploration paper
The effect of ICT on students' study practices. Case study: University of Buea, Cameroon Tah Babila Mbah
Fon's Avenue, Bamenda, L. O. Field 422, Bamenda NWR, Cameroon. E-mail: [email protected] ca. Tel: +237 770 662 thirty-two. Accepted 19 September, 2010
This analysis aimed at examining the impact details and interaction technology (ICT) on students' study behaviors. The research was conducted with two main purposes; First of all, to investigate students' familiarity and attitude towards ICTs, and secondly, to examine the likely relationship between students' utilization of ICTs and study behaviors. The effects revealed that pupils have an optimistic attitude toward ICTs as a result use them to facilitate learning, although male students are more favourable toward ICT usage and likely to look for that ICT's help them for their studies. As such students constantly modify their study habits depending on the type of ICT they use to ease studies. Keywords: Teaching, learning, study behaviors, information and communication technology (ICT). ADVANTAGES The impact of ICT in learning happens to be in relation to use of digital press, primarily computers and net to assist in teaching and learning. ICTs are the solutions used in selling, manipulation and storage of information by digital means, they provide an array of powerful tools that may help in modifying the present separated teacher-centered and text-bound sessions into rich, student-focused, fun knowledge environments. To meet these challenges, learning institutions must embrace the new technologies and appropriate ICT tools intended for learning. The direct website link between ICT use and students' research habit and academic efficiency has been the concentrate of the extensive books during the last two decades. Some of them support students with their learning simply by improving the communication together and the teachers (Valasidou and Bousiou, 2005). Leuven ain al. (2004) stated that there is no facts for a romance between improved educational usage of ICT and students' performance. In fact , they will find a consistently negative and marginally significant relationship among ICT employ and some scholar achievement procedures. In support to these, several students could use ICT to increase their spare time and have a fraction of the time to study. On-line gaming and increased interaction channels usually do not necessarily mean improved achievement. Alternatively, Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj, Wajeeh Elali, and E. L. Twizell (2008), state that ICT has the probability of transform the nature of education: Where and how learning takes place as well as the roles of students and teachers inside the learning method. Karim and Hassan (2006) noted the exponential expansion in digital information, which usually changes how students perceive study and reading in addition to how branded materials are used to facilitate study. Based on the extended using ICTs in education the need appeared to disentangle the myth that surrounds the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) as an aid to teaching and learning, as well as the impact they have on students' study behaviors and academics performance. Therefore , the present newspaper aims to look at how familiar are the registrants of the section of (Curriculum Studies and Teaching) CST/Biology in the College or university of Buea, Cameroon with all the ICT work with. The research conducted also should reveal the possible romance between the usage of ICTs and students' study habits intended for improved educational performance (Table 1). SUPPLIES AND STRATEGIES The study was based on survey research style. As such, the research was split up into two primary parts: The first part included the study questions that tend to investigate students' understanding of ICTs and just how they use them to support all their studies, as the second portion of the research reviewed...
References: Abdulla Y, Al-Hawaj Wajeeh Elali, Twizell EH (Ed) (2008). Higher Education in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges. Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. Bataineh RF, Baniabdelrahman AA (2005). Jordanian EFL students' perceptions of their laptop literacy, Intercontinental J. Educ. Develop. employing Infor. Comm. Technol., (IJEDICT), 2(2), 35-50. GARRISON DR, Kanuka L (2004). Merged learning: Discovering its transformative potential in higher education. Net and Advanced schooling, 7. Liu Z (2005). Reading Behavior in the digital environment: within Reading conduct over the past a decade. J. Doctor., 61 (6): 700-12 Morahan-Martin J (1999). Women and Internet: promise and perils. Web Psychology and Behavior, 3(5), 683вЂ“696. Morgan, C. T., 1956. An intro to Psychology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc. N. Con., USA. Ramirez E (2003). The impact in the Internet around the reading methods of a university or college community: the case of UNAM", Proceedings of the 69th IFLA General Convention and Authorities, available at: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla69/papers/019e-Ramirez.pdf Schumacher G, MorahanMartin, L (2001). Gender, internet and computer thinking and Encounter, Comput. Individual Behav., 17(1), 95-110 Shashaani L (1997). Gender variations in computer perceptions and work with among college students, J. Educ. Res. Compensation. Res., 18, 37-51. Valasidou A, Sidiropoulos D, Hatzis T, Bousiou-Makridou D (2005). Guidelines for that layout and Setup of E-Learning Programmes, Process of the IADIS International Convention IADIS E-Society 2005, twenty-seven June- 31 June, Qawra, Malta.