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Science Teacher Trainees' Perceptions about their Information and Communication Technology Skills in the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
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, University, Ghana ; , University of Education, Ghana

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of first, second and third year undergraduate science teacher-trainees of the University of Education, Winneba about their strengths and weaknesses in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills. A total of 448 participants comprising 118 first year, 187 second year and 143 third year teacher trainee took part in the research. The opinions of participants were sampled through a 41-item questionnaire that enquired about the following broad areas of ICT: knowledge of, spreadsheet use; computer use; word processing; email and computer programmes; PowerPoint slide creation and presentation; computer menu; and, ethics of use of University Web system. The findings reveal that about 54%, 44% and 55% first, second and third years, respectively, indicated they had no prior ICT training. The first years indicated their weaknesses in sixteen items, the second years in nine while the third years indicated in thirteen items. Taken together, the results show that the second year group had the most positive perception about their ICT knowledge.

Citation

Amedeker, M. & Yidana, I. (2010). Science Teacher Trainees' Perceptions about their Information and Communication Technology Skills in the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3235-3247). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 11, 2020 from .

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