Problems in ICT implementation in selected institutions of higher learning in Kabale District
Twinomujuni, Justus Ariho
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Researchers in educational technology have searched for factors to explain teachers’ acceptance and resistance to using information communication technology for instruction. This study investigates the influence of cost of ICT training materials, skills development in ICT and administrative support towards ICT implementation in selected institutions of higher learning in Kabale District. A cross sectional survey design was employed and in order to empirically investigate the extent to which problems influence ICT implementation, a self administered questionnaire was administered to a sample of 60 lecturers and 173 students. Interviews were also carried out with 20 administrators from the four institutions. Of the respondents, 62% were male and 32% were female. Observation and documentary review guides were used to obtain information that could not be obtained by use of self administered questionnaire and the interview guide. Using Pearson Linear Co-relation co-efficient, results reveal that cost of ICT training materials negatively influenced ICT implementation where as Skills development in ICT and administrative support positively influenced ICT implementation. This study suggests that ICT implementation in the selected institution of higher learning in Kabale District was minimal. Following the study findings, recommendations were made to encourage stakeholders to explore the possibility of being trained on how to use computers in teaching rather than operating computers. Further research is thus recommended on the replica of this study to be conducted in other institutions of higher learning in other districts in Uganda. Research could be conducted on other variables such as lecturers’ perception, and individuals’ characteristics, students’ ICT skills, and attitude that may affect ICT implementation in institutions of higher learning in Uganda.