Title: A CLASSIFICATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTS) USED FOR LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 2
Year of Publication: Apr - 2016
Page Numbers: 37-51
Authors: Benjamin T. K. Boison, Benjamin T. K. Boison, Clement K. Dzidonu, Ashigbi Franklin Degadzor and Sarah Dsane-Nsoh
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002024

Abstract:


This paper identified ICTs used in HEIs in Ghana for learning. A quantitative research technique was employed in this study. The study’s sample were students of selected HEIs in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions of Ghana. The study involved a sample size of 3,199 students. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Principal Component Analysis was used to present findings. The study identified 21 ICTs that are used for learning in HEIs in Ghana. Among them, desktop PC, laptop PC, e-encyclopaedia, e-libraries, e-books and e-journals are the most frequently used ICTs. The ICTs retrieved are placed in three components. The first component accounts for the highest variation of 51.4% of the total variation of 100% and contains the most frequently used ICTs in the HEIs. The second component contributes 22.6% of the total variation and contains the second most frequently used ICTs for learning in HEIs. The third component accounts for 16.1% of the variation. It is recommended that HEIs focus on deploying ICTs contained in the three components.