Does the use of ICT by Teachers Influence Learners’ Academic Performance during the COVID-19 Environment?

Kgalemelo Rodnie Mafa  & Desmond Wesley Govender ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.4  No.1 January 2023  Article 3  pp.33-49
DOI: |   Published online 18th January, 2023
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in the education sector has gained momentum ever since the outbreak of the COVID – 19 pandemic. This study critically analysed the use of ICT tools by secondary school teachers to ascertain if they had an influence on learner academic performance during the era of the COVID – 19 pandemic. A mixed approach which employed both the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods was used to collect data for this study. The finding of this study showed that information communication technology tools have a positive influence on improving academic performance. The study recommended that schools should be provided with enough and relevant resources needed to make a huge impact on education. Teachers and facilitators should be trained on the best use and pedagogies which involves the use of ICT in teaching and learning. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Skills Development Botswana and all the concerned education stakeholders need to make sure that ICT teaching and learning workshops are conducted in every educational sphere so that every teacher, facilitator and learner is well equipped with the appropriate use of technology to achieve the desired results. The results of this study advised on the use of ICT to improve learner academic performance.

Keywords: Academic performance, Technology use, Technology adoption, Learners

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Kgalemelo Rodnie Mafa’s research interest spans from technology teaching, teacher education, mobile learning, teaching and information communication technologies use in teaching and learning.

Professor Desmond Wesley Govender is the Discipline Coordinator: Computer Science Education at the University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa.

Kgalemelo R.M. & Govender W.D. “Does the use of ICT by Teachers Influence Learners’ Academic Performance during the COVID-19 Environment?E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 4, no.1 (2023):33-49.

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