‘PanAfrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICTs – Uganda 2007 – 2009 – by Alice Nankya Ndidde, Dr. Jude Lubega, Dr.Daniel Babikwa, Grace Baguma’.
The presence of Cyber classrooms in some schools especially secondary institutions has greatly impacted on the learning of students especially those who are offering science subjects. Key science subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics are simplified for students when taught using Cyber rooms. Cyber schooling has increased student motivation, willingness and generally changed the traditional belief of saying science subjects are difficult and therefore mostly done by boys. This is so effective in Nabisunsa SS which is a girl’s school. P. 62.
Nabisunsa SS, Kibuli SS and Kings College Buddo were performing relatively better at ICT integration mainly because of their involvement with the Cyber School Technology Solutions. P. 58.
From interviews and observation by the researchers, it was clear that the Cyber schools technology had enabled the teachers to effectively teach science subjects. P. 60.
Educators stated that integrating ICT has a very big impact in improving their teaching methods as using methods like illustrations and demonstrations can effectively be employed in the process of teaching. This has been made easy with the presence of Internet and Cyber classes where experiments can easily be explained and understood by the learners. P. 61.
Another impact of ICT on learning as reported by learners is that it makes learning more interesting and exciting as well as improving the level of participation on the part of learners compared to other subjects where there is no integration of ICT at all. P. 62.
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