Teachers' perceptions of motivating factors to use ICT in the classroom

Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Zeinab Salehi

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Abstract

In the current decade, there has been a growing interest in using information and communication technology (ICT) in educational settings. Although the teachers try to minimize the discouraging factors preventing them to use ICT in instruction, there are a number of factors that motivate teachers to employ these new technologies in teaching and integrate them into the curriculum. This paper aims to explore the teachers' perceptions of the factors encouraging teachers to integrate ICT into the classroom. Therefore, a survey questionnaire was administered to 30 high school English teachers who were teaching in the high schools of Isfahan, Iran. Stratified random sampling was used to ensure selecting the proportionate number of teachers from all five educational districts in Isfahan. The descriptive analysis of the data revealed that various ways to integrate ICT into the curriculum and the ability to use ICT for sharing information and ideas with others inspire teachers to use ICT in the classroom. Moreover, evidence of the positive impact of ICT on teaching and learning is another important factor motivating teachers to integrate ICT into the curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1654-1657
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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Keywords

  • English as a second Language (ESL)
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)
  • Integration
  • Motivation
  • Perceptions

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Teachers' perceptions of motivating factors to use ICT in the classroom. / Salehi, Hadi; Md Yunus, Melor; Salehi, Zeinab.

In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 1654-1657.

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