The Impact of ICT on Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Institutions: A Case Study of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana
AbstractThe frightening effect of the increasing spate of poor teaching and learning in recent times underscores management of tertiary institutions, lecturers and students concern for the integration of ICT into tertiary institutions. The study specifically aimed at evaluating the benefit of various ICT tools used by tertiary institutions and examines the challenges tertiary institutions face in terms of implementing ICT in teaching and learning. Another objective is to determine the role of lectures, administrators and students in integrating ICT into tertiary institutions. The research was conducted on lecturer’s administrators and students of Wisconsin International university College, Ghana and information was gathered through administration of structured questionnaires. Three null hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Results from the study indicated that there is a positively high impact of ICT on teaching and learning in tertiary institutions in the sense that, broadband is a major factor in increasing collaboration between teachers; Interactive whiteboards make a difference to aspects of classroom interaction. motivate both lecturer students to use ICT.The findings also presented challenges, where students need to access computers in an easy way; recurrent technical problems; and the use of software applications require skills that have to be gotten. It was then recommended based on the findings of the study that, policy makers should include new competencies in the curricula and in assessment schemes, implement new forms of continuous professional development in a workplace environment and also Keywords: Information system in education, Teaching and Learning, Important of ICT.