Abstract—Studies have shown that the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in classrooms is still at an unsatisfactory level. The purposes of this research are to determine the skill of primary school teachers especially those teaching in rural areas in using IT, and thereafter to develop a multimedia learning package (WEDPI Package). The ICT aspect refers to productivity tools, which include applications for word-processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, presentation and the Internet. This research adopts quantitative approach and an ADDIE model is used in the development of this multimedia learning package. A hands-on test was administered to determine the skill of the teachers. The pre-experimental designs, which were the pre and post tests, were executed to determine if there were any differences in the level of skill among the teachers after using the WEDPI Package. The t-test result shows that there was a significant difference in the achievement of the teachers’ scores.
Index Terms—Computers, multimedia, primary schools, teacher.
Johan@Eddy Luaran is with the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Zulkifli Mohamed is with the School of Education and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Johan@Eddy Luaran and Zulkifli Mohamed, "Acquiring ICT Competencies Using Computer Based Learning," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.3, no. 3, pp. 263-266, 2013.