Title: The ICT-Integrated Pedagogy in the Colleges of Royal University of Bhutan

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 234-245
Authors: Choeda Choeda, Par-Ola Zander, Tandin Penjor, Dorji Dukpa, Reeta Rai
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


This paper reports a research study on the integration of ICT and pedagogy in the colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. It investigates whether ICT is integrated into the pedagogy, and if so, in what way. The samples (Faculty members) of the study were picked up randomly from ten colleges under Royal University of Bhutan. The study identifies the use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), used as part of ICT-integrated pedagogy. However, the use of VLE has been found to be confined to be a platform where activities such as work plan, module descriptors, uploading assignments have been done. The interactive teaching-learning via VLE is considerably low, where only a few of the lecturers are found to be using VLE for discussion, class tests and quizzes besides the activities mentioned. The concepts and application of learning design or instructional design are confined to a few lecturers who actually attained training. The status of ICT integrated pedagogy in higher education in Bhutan is at an early stage being affected by low speed internet connectivity and lack of adequate resource as well as training in ICT integrated pedagogy. However, lecturers are highly motivated by the potentials of technology.