ICT SKILLS ENHANCEMENT TRAINING IN TEACHER EDUCATION: THE CASE IN CENTRAL VISAYAS, PHILIPPINES

  • Dave E. Marcial College of Computer Studies, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
  • Mitzi S. Fortich Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
  • Jeambe B. Rendal Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Keywords: ICT in Teacher Education, ICT Integration, ICT Literacy Training, ICT Evaluation

Abstract

There are many evidence that the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education provides effective pedagogical benefits. This paper describes the ICT skills enhancement training among faculty members in the teacher education in the four provinces, in Central Visayas, Philippines. The technology literacy training was designed for teacher educators who have the minimal or no knowledge or who have the ability to explain and discuss the task, but have not experienced the actual process of ICT operations in the classroom. It aimed to enhance skills in ICT operations and concepts using international and local ICT competency standards for teacher education. A total of 60 trainees who are coming from 30 private and public higher education institutions in the region participated in the training. The success level of the training program was measured in terms of the effectiveness of the trainers, learning level acquired by trainees, effectiveness of the administration of the training, relevance of the topic, and adequacy of information shared by the trainers. The evaluation shows that trainers were extremely efficient, and training is excellent in terms of the administration, relevance of the topic, and adequacy of information shared by the trainers. This study concludes that the training program attained its objectives, and it turned out into a big success. To ensure sustainability, a structured training program should be conducted.

Author Biographies

Dave E. Marcial, College of Computer Studies, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Education, Coordinator for Silliman Online University Learning
Mitzi S. Fortich, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Area Coordinator, Master in Business Administration, SU-PHERNet Project 6
Jeambe B. Rendal, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Project Staff, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, SU-PHERNet Project 6

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Published
2014-02-10
Section
ICT focused pedagogical technologies and informative educational resources of single educational informative space