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Title: The role of the school resource centre in technology integration in teaching and learning in selected secondry schools
Authors: Suzana Ahmad
Keywords: Resource centre
Technology
Secondary school
Teaching
Learning
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: University of Malaya
Abstract: This study sets out to determine the level of teacher technology integration in teaching and learning and to identify the role of the school resource centre in the technology integration. 30 respondents from 10 secondary Smart Schools in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and Selangor were chosen as the samples of this study. Formal interviews had been conducted as the survey instrument of the study. The subject teachers and representative of the school resource centre were interviewed to elicit information pertaining to their effort to integrate the use of technology into classroom instructions and the role played by the school resource centre in supporting and encouraging technology integration in the teaching and learning process. The findings reveal that teachers are integrating the technology into their classroom activities at the 'adaptation' stage whereby the teaching methods and strategies vary and moving toward student¬¨centredness. The teachers are mostly competent in the use of technology and impart positive impact as a result of technology integration. They are considering various pedagogical and technology aspects when planning to carry out an integrated lesson. Nevertheless, the frequency of integration among the teachers is rather low. The highest percentage of it is only once a month as the use is scheduled by the timetable. This can be the factor that may impede the effort to innovate in the use of technology with the students. There is indeed a need for an increasing number of computers and software resources so as to promote extensive use of technology in teaching and learning. The findings also reveal that the school resource centre has been regarded as an important component in school to support the teaching and learning activities. However, the facilities are still due to being adequate and appropriate to complement the smart environment of the schools. Among the shared roles of the school resource centre in technology integration in the teaching and learning as mentioned by the majority include providing physical facilities such as rooms/space, hardware and software, organize trainint., in the use of computer and CD-ROM, promoting library use, monitoring library use through a time-table and other library-related activity such as Minggu Pusat Sumber. The finding also reveals that the school resource centre is evidently lacking in the training and teaching role of important relevant skills required by the school community to be able to obtain information effectively.
Description: Dissertation (M.L.I.S.) -- Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, 2004.
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/694
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