Students’ preparedness to integrate Information and Communication Technology tools and resources for the learning of Organic Chemistry concepts in the District of Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Bhukuvhani, Crispen and Zezekwa, Nicholas and Sunzuma, Gladys (2011) Students’ preparedness to integrate Information and Communication Technology tools and resources for the learning of Organic Chemistry concepts in the District of Masvingo, Zimbabwe. pp. 27-37.

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools form an important component in the teaching-learning process. The research surveyed 100 A’ Level students’ views on the availability of ICT tools and resources and their preparedness in terms of computer literacy to successfully integrate ICT resources in learning organic chemistry concepts. A self-constructed questionnaire was used to collect data complemented by in-depth interviews and in-situ observations. Data collected was analysed using SPSS Version 15 to find frequencies of commonly held views. The study revealed students had no ready access to computers. Computer usage for learning purposes and other uses was relatively low. Schools had no Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) software. However, the students agreed to a larger extent that integrating ICT in teaching and learning of Chemistry enhances conceptual understanding of Organic Chemistry. The researchers recommend that it must not only be the role of the teacher to encourage for the increased use of ICT tools but all stakeholders (parents, government, industry) to realise fruits from this noble endeavour.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Universities > State Universities
Depositing User: Mr Crispen Bhukuvhani
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 08:54
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2011 08:54
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/54

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