Role of ICT training workshops in integrating ICT in teaching in secondary schools in the Central Region of Uganda
Ariko, Sam Rico
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This study was conceived to investigate the role of training workshops in some aspects of ICT for integration of ICT in teaching in secondary schools in central region of Uganda. The study was driven by objectives to investigate the relationship between training workshops on ICT networking, maintenance of ICT facilities and ICT integration in teaching in secondary schools in central region. It is further believed that teacher’s attitude towards ICT plays a motivational role that facilitates integration of the practice in teaching. The study was therefore also to investigate the role of attitude towards ICT integration in teaching in secondary schools in central region of Uganda. In the study, it was hypothesized that the independent variables (training workshops in networking, maintenance of ICT facilities and teachers’ attitudes) have significant positive effect on integration of ICT in teaching in secondary schools in central region of Uganda. The study was conducted with two secondary schools (where ICT training workshops had been held) from each of the following districts: Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and Mpigi. Eight schools, with estimated population size of 200 teachers were used, from which a sample of 100 respondents participated in the study. The data was analyzed using SPSS computer soft ware; in which Pearson’s coefficient correlation was used to determine relationship between dependent and independent variables. Study finding based on test of hypotheses showed that training workshops have positive correlation coefficient with integration of ICT in teaching in secondary schools in central region. The study stated that training workshops in ICT networks, maintenance and the teachers’ attitudes have a positive relationship with integration of ICT teaching in secondary schools in central region. Based on this finding, the researcher recommended that training workshops should be encouraged as a means to expose teachers to the use of computers, which knowledge could use in their normal class room teaching.