Technology Competency Among School Teachers’: An Emerging Need In Global Era

Sushma H.B


Due to the advance of technology in  twenty-first century, every parent thrive their children to be technology experts and in parallel to this every school are trying to effectively transact instruction process by outfitting with modern pre-requisite technological resources. As technologies are being integrated into classroom, the important and immediate emerging need in this global era is to know proficiency and competency among school teachers in using these technologies. The purpose of this quick survey was to discern the usage of information and communication technology among school teachers. For this purpose survey was administered from grade 1 to 10 teachers covering 30 teachers of only one private English medium school of Kalaburagi city, as the school campus is made wifi free by the school management, with the following objectives. 01. To Know teachers’ frequency of access to ICT’s. 02. To know availability of ICT’s facilities in school. 03. To know factors hindering teachers’ readiness and confidence of using ICT’s. 04. To know teachers’ perceived ease of using ICT’s. 05. To know teachers’ perceived usefulness of ICT’s. 06. To know teachers’ use of ICT’s facilities. Data collected were analysed using frequency and simple percentage. The results showed moderate competency among teachers in using technologies in transacting instruction and further conclusions was drawn with suggestions for sustaining.

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