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Assessing challenges in the integration of educational technologies for education quality assurance

Author Affiliations

  • 1Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL), Department of English Language and Literature, Mettu University, Bedele College of Agriculture and Forestry, Ethiopia

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 9-21, March,14 (2018)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the challenges which affected the integration of educational technologies for education quality assurance. To his ends, mixed research approach was engaged and both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered from the participant of the study. Via Multi-stage sampling technique, 813 students and 36 teachers were selected through snowball sampling method. In addition to these, six directors of the sample schools were purposely selected. Using semi-structured questionnaires and semi-structured interview adequate data were collected from the participants. In addition to these tools, schools were observed and various documents were analyzed in order to see the gap between the educational policy and schools' trend of using educational technologies. The data which were collected through class room observations, Semi-Structured Interview and document analysis were analyzed and categorized into themes or presented in descriptive way. The data that which were collected using questionnaires were analyzed using table and percentage according to the issue rose in the questionnaires. The results obtained from the study proved that the IT industry is said to be at its indicial stage. In line with this, damages of various educational technologies, lack of budget for maintenance, the frequent electric power cut, and satellite disconnections are the problems which hinder the integration of educational technologies for the enhancement of quality of education.

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