Information and Communication Technology Readiness of Teachers in Cebu, Philippines

Jonathan O. Etcuban, Dave E. Marcial, Aahron M. Dinauanao, Danielita B. Patindol, Cynthia S. Abellanosa

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The readiness of teachers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is essential not only in teaching and learning practice but also in professional growth and development. The study determined the Information and Communication Technology Readiness of Teachers in Cebu, a basis to propose an ICT development plan for teachers of the different private and public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The output of this study is a guide for both teachers and administrators on how to improve the ICT skills of teachers through the proposed plan that would help them develop their knowledge and expertise. The descriptive method was utilized, and a two-part survey-questionnaire from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNet) was used in gathering data from 182 teachers of 40 HEIs in the province of Cebu, which was analyzed and interpreted.  Frequency, simple percentage, weighted mean, and Chi-square were used in the treatment of data. Results showed that majority of the respondents own mobile and personal desktop computers. The ICT readiness of Cebu teachers is at moderate level. Gender and Civil Status are significantly related to their ICT readiness. The researchers developed an ICT plan to equip teachers with sufficient knowledge and skills for global education. It is recommended that the aforementioned plan be used in the different HEIs in Cebu City.

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teacher education, ICT competence, descriptive design, smartphone

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