Information Systems
Online Guidance Counseling
ICT in Education

How to Cite

D. E. Marcial, “ICT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL COMPETENCY AMONG TEACHER EDUCATORS IN THE PHILIPPINES”, ITLT, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 96–103, Feb. 2017, doi: 10.33407/itlt.v57i1.1533.


This paper presents findings from an empirical investigation of the competency level of social and ethical use of ICT among teacher educators in Central Visayas, Philippines. The study used a survey questionnaire based on the Philippine’s National ICT Competency Standard for Teachers. A total of 383 responses from 76 private and public higher education institutions were included in the analysis. The study reveals that the level of ICT competence in social and ethical domains among the teacher educators is “good.” The result implies that the respondents have the ability to explain and discuss the task but have not experienced the actual social and ethical practices in ICT. Moreover, there is a significant relationship between the level of ICT competence in terms of social and ethical aspects and the respondent’s age, status, type of institution, number of years in teaching, Internet accessibility, and desktop, smartphone and laptop ownership.


Sembok, T. T. Ethics of Information Communication Technology.// Regional Meeting on Ethics of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. – 2003

Johnson, D. G. Computer Ethics (3rd ed.). – UpperSaddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. – 2001

Edewor , N. Ethics and Social Issues Related to Information Communication Technology (ICT). // In E. E. Adomi, Frameworks for ICT Policy. Delta State Polytechnic, Nigeria. – 2011. Available from http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/ethics-social-issues-related-information/43777

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).Standard for Teachers. – 2016. Available from http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/standards-for-teachers

Commission on Information and Communication Technology. National ICT Competency Standard (NICS) for Teachers. Commission on Information and Communication Technology. Available from http://www.ncc.gov.ph/nics/files/NICS-Teachers.pdf

Shakeel Ahmad Khan, Bhatti, R., & Aqeel Ahmad Khan. Use of ICT by Students: A Survey of Faculty of Education at IUB.// Library Philosophy and Practice. – 2011.Available from http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/khan-bhatti-khan.htm

J. Kerkula, F. Social Work in the ICT Age:How to Ensure Ethical and Competent Practice in the 21st Century and Beyond.– 2011.Available from https://www.academia.edu/1172248/Social_Work_in_the_ICT_Age_How_to_Ensure_Ethical_and_Competent_Practice_in_the_21st_Century_and_Beyond

Moore, S. L., & Ellsworth, J. B. Ethics of Educational Technology (Abstract only). // In Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology.– Springer. – 2013. Available from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-3185-5_10

Lin, K.-Y. Ethical Issues in Technology Education in Taiwan.// The Journal of Technology Studies. – 2007. – Vol 33(1). – P. 17-24. Available from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ847355

Baase, S. A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology.– Singapore: Pearson Education Limited. – 2013

Oliva, E. Don’t confuse ICT education with ICT tools--educators. // INQUIRER.net. – 2008, May 30. Available February 8, 2015, from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view/20080530-139788/Dont-confuse-ICT-education-with-ICT-tools--educators

McLean, A. Ethical frontiers of ICT and older users: cultural, pragmatic and ethical issues (Abstract only).//Ethics and Information Technology. –2011. – Vol. 13(4). – P. 313. Available from doi:10.1007/s10676-011-9276-4

Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors hold copyright immediately after publication of their works and retain publishing rights without any restrictions.
  2. The copyright commencement date complies the publication date of the issue, where the article is included in.

Content Licensing

  1. Authors grant the journal a right of the first publication of the work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others freely to read, download, copy and print submissions, search content and link to published articles, disseminate their full text and use them for any legitimate non-commercial purposes (i.e. educational or scientific) with the mandatory reference to the article’s authors and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Original published articles cannot be used by users (exept authors) for commercial purposes or distributed by third-party intermediary organizations for a fee.

Deposit Policy

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) during the editorial process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (see this journal’s registered deposit policy at Sherpa/Romeo directory).
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Post-print (post-refereeing manuscript version) and publisher's PDF-version self-archiving is allowed.
  4. Archiving the pre-print (pre-refereeing manuscript version) not allowed.


Download data is not yet available.