Discipline: Information Technology
This study assessed the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competence of the faculty of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) - College of Teacher Education (CTE) during the First Semester of School Year 2011-2012.
The study made use of the descriptive-correlational method of research. The respondents were 47 faculty members of the UNP-CTE. The data needed in the study were gathered through the use of questionnaire adopted from Basic Technology Competencies for Educators Inventory (BTCE). Data gathered were analyzed using the frequency, percentage, mean, and correlation analysis.
Most of the CTE faculty are middle-aged, female, varied years in teaching, masters’ degree holders, instructors, holding varied specialization, never attended ICT trainings or seminars, use computers frequently, and have PC at home. They are competent in the overall ICT competence. Insufficient number of computer units was claimed as main problem on the use of ICT in teaching and learning. Young respondents attended more in-service trainings and experience, with better access, and have higher competence in ICT.
ICT capacity building of the College of Teacher Education is recommended. This can be done by equipping the classrooms with more computer units and other technology devices for classroom use and providing the teachers with more computer trainings especially on databases and setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of equipment. Another study should be conducted focusing on the ICT knowledge and skills of teachers.