DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS UNIVERSITI PENDIDIKAN SULTAN IDRIS ASSIGNMENT SSI3013 : INFORMATION COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY Semester I Session 2012/2013 NAME AND ID NUMBER 1. NUR WAHIDAH BT SAMI’ON D20101037525 2. NOR HASHIMAH BT ZAITONG D20101037458 3.NUR ASHIKIN BT ALIAS D20101037459LECTURER : MR.AZMI BIN IBRAHIMGROUP :CIct application have become an important part of teaching and learning. The Ministry ofeducation has invested a huge effort in terms of finding and training to equip teachersand students with ICT skills. In your opinion what are the issues and challenges inintegrating ICT in teaching and learning in our Malaysian schools.Give your idea to this issues not more than 500 words.
Since the early 1970’s, the Malaysian government has introduced various initiatives tofacilitate the greater adoption of ICT to improve capabilities in every field including education..Nowadays in the new era of technology, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) isone of the most important things in our life. Compare to the other country in the world, Malaysiais one of the lowest country that excellent in the use of technology especially ICT. ICT is anumbrella term that includes all technologies for the manipulation and communication ofinformation. Because of that, ICT applications have become an important part of teaching andlearning. The Ministry of Education has invested a huge effort in terms of funding and training toequip teachers and students with ICT skills. From my opinion the issues and challenging in integrating ICT in teaching and learningin our Malaysian schools is teacher training. Some of them does not had the formal learning inthe use of ICT. They can be little phobic about teaching using ICT components. This is becausethey do not have enough knowledge to handle it. Sometimes, they are not interested becausethe ICT component may cause a problems during the learning process occur. This problem canmake the learning process become difficult and wasting time. Besides, the absence of accessto the necessary technology at the homes of students also include as the challenge inintegrating the ICT. Other than that student also have problem because they are not enough access to thecomputer hardware because the facilities of technology is not enough for the whole studentbecause in learning the ICT, more practical is needed compare to the theories. They have topractice using the technologies. The student also have not enough time in school schedule forprojects that involving ICT because they have to focus on the other important subject. Studentsalso do not have access to the necessary technology at home especially the student that live invillage or the student from the poor family. In order to compete with other country, there are certain issues that we are not alert onsuch as in school. Nowadays, students are excellent in using ICT in education. However, thestudent are comes from different background and different sources of economy. Not all studentscan effort to buy the technology such as laptop compared to other students who have high livingstandards. Thus, the students will force their parents to buy them laptop. It will give a pressureon the parents to fulfill their children needs. If they can’t buy it, then the children will dounexpected actions such as stealing, threatening and others. Thus, it will increase the school’sproblem.
There are challenges that happen in integrating the ICT in Malaysia school. Because ofthat, it is too hard for us to make sure in 2020 our mission become true. The challenge that wefound is faced by the teacher itself where they are lack of knowledge about the ways tointegrate ICT to enhance the curriculum. As we know the curriculum is one of the factors thatcan help in enhancing the ICT in school. As a conclusion, in integrating the ICT in Malaysian school, we have to give the full effortto avoid the challenges that we already faced . The effective skills also can be make to makesure in 2020, our mission accomplish. Facilitator’s FILAFacts Ideas Learning Issues Action Plan
-ICT application have -inadequate teacher -What are the -Get resourcesbecome important part training to teach ICT. challenges respect from internetof teaching and learning. to capacity ,books and articles. - the absence of access buildings?-The Ministry of to the necessaryeducation has invested technology at the homes -How to preventa huge effort in terms of of students. from misused ICT?finding and training toequip teachers and -Lack of facilities of -Who responsiblestudents with ICT skills. technology is not enough to train ? for the whole student because in learning the -What are the ICT problem faces by the student to -Not enough time in learnt ICT? school schedule for projects that involving ICT. - do not have access to the necessary technology at home especially the student that live in village. - lack of knowledge about the ways to integrate ICT to enhance the curriculum. The government and others should be responsible to improve the educational ICTdevelopments among students. They have to build more suitable place to learning ICT. The
place provided should have the best facilities and components. The facilities must be in goodconditions to make sure students and teachers can used it practically. The infrastructure suchas electricity, transport and basic services also should be very important. It can encouragestudents and other people to be interested using ICT in their daily life. Teachers also have to play their roles by attend the course that can develop theirprofessional in using ICT components. By attending this course, teachers can improve theirskills in handling ICT products during teaching. Teachers can use the facilities that have beenprovided to school to make the process of learning more interactive and effective. Thegovernment had provided many ICT components such as laptop, projectors, and discs to helpteachers make the process of learning more interesting. Teachers also can improve their skills to use the latest software to enhance students inlearning ICT. For example, by using software likes Adobe Photoshop teacher can attractstudents to learn their subjects via graphical and animations. It can prevent students feel boredby only listening to the lectures. Students also can gain more knowledge and understand whenthey feel excited with help of graphic in learning that will stimulate their brain.