International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)

A study of the attitude towards ICT among B.Ed. student teachers in Namakkal District


Arthi S, Dr. Tamilselvi B

ICT is the backbone of the education system in today’s world. The challenge in India today is the lack of availability of teachers who are ICT-competent. B.Ed. student teachers, as future teachers, should have greater attitude and access to Information and Communication Technology to move from “learning to use ICT” to “using ICT to learn”. So the present study aimed to find out B.Ed. student teachers’ level of attitude towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and to find out any significant difference between the demographic variables viz., gender, marital status and locality. In the present study, normative survey method of research was adopted. The sample consisted of 724 B.Ed. student teachers from ten Colleges of Education from Namakkal District selected by random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and ’t’ test. The study revealed that majority of the Male (42.6%) B.Ed. student teachers had high level of attitude towards ICT whereas majority of the Female (40%) B.Ed. student teachers had medium level of attitude towards ICT. In case marital status, majority of Unmarried (40%) B.Ed. Student teachers had high level of attitude towards ICT whereas majority of Married (40.8%) B.Ed. Student teachers had medium level of attitude towards ICT. In case of locality, majority of Rural (40.4%)B.Ed. Student teachers had high level of attitude towards ICT whereas majority of Urban(37.4%) B.Ed. student teachers had medium level of attitude towards ICT. Significant difference was not found between B.Ed. student teachers’ attitude towards ICT at 0.05 level of significance with regard to the demographic variables viz., gender, marital status and locality of residence. The study suggested that many innovative techniques and methods of ICT application can be introduced for the B.Ed. student teachers during their pre-service training itself so that they can become well versed in using those applications and develop high level of positive attitude towards using ICT.
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Arthi S, Dr. Tamilselvi B. A study of the attitude towards ICT among B.Ed. student teachers in Namakkal District. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 10, 2016, Pages 81-84
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