Information and communication technology among excellent islamic education teachers in Selangor Malaysia

Khadijah Abdul Razak, Tengku Norhayati Tengku Othman, Mohd. Isa Hamzah, Hafizhah Zulkifli

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The development of technology in the era of the borderless world has grown rapidly in the entire field of human life, including in the field of education. The rapid development in science and technology led to the dissemination of information and knowledge through classroom also changed. Teachers as educators cannot refrain from directly involved in all activities related to information technology. These challenges provide an opportunity for educators to modify the teaching and learning process to become to become more active and more student-centred. This study draws to this issue by investigating the knowledge, skills, and the use of ICT and attitudes of Excellent Islamic Education teachers towards ICT. The participants were 70 Excellent Islamic Education teachers in Selangor, Malaysia. Data is collected using a questionnaire and the findings are analysed by using SPSS software 19.0. The results of the descriptive analysis involving the mean and standard deviation indicate that the knowledge and teachers' attitudes towards ICT to be at the high level. While the skills and the use of ICT among the teachers at a moderate level. The result also revealed that there is a significant relationship between ICT knowledge and teachers' attitude towards ICT. However, the strength of the relationship is very weak. There is also a significant relationship between ICT skills and teachers' attitude towards ICT and the strength of the relationship is also weak. Finding also shows there is a significant relationship between the use of ICT and teachers' attitude and the strength of the relationship is at moderate level. In conclusion, the use of ICT in teaching and learning of Excellent Islamic Education teachers is very important to determine the objectives achieved. Excellent teachers should consider that ICT only act as a complement, additional tools or aids to teachers who play the key role in delivering information using teaching methods that are more dynamic and efficient; rather than take the place or role of the teacher.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-156
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Education Studies
Volume7
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Excellent islamic education teachers
  • Knowledge
  • Skill
  • The use of ICT

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