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Title: A Study of the Usefullness of Punjab IT Labs Project in Schools of Punjab
Authors: Qadir, Muhammad Javid
Keywords: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Management & Technology, Lahore
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to assess the usefulness of Punjab IT Lab Project in schools of Punjab, Pakistan. The objective of the study was to find out the usefulness of IT Labs as regards to the plans and objectives of the Project and to assess the relevance of the Punjab IT Labs Project to academic needs of students. Efforts were made to find out the usefulness of IT labs as perceived by secondary and higher secondary schools teachers and students. A mixed method approach was used to conduct the study. The target population of the study comprised of students, teachers and head teachers of government educational institutions where IT Labs were established in Punjab province. There were 4286 schools where computer labs were established under the Punjab IT Labs Project. Six (6) districts were selected randomly among all 36 districts for study. Data was collected by developing survey questionnaire. The questionnaires were designed to collect data on perceptions of teacher and students about the usefulness of Punjab IT Lab Project. A five points Likert scale was developed for measuring perceptions of teachers and students about the usefulness of Punjab IT Lab Project. SPSS 20 was used to analyze the data. Difference between the perceptions of respondents based on demographic characteristics was determined by applying t-test and ANOVA. Using the interview as a foundation, head teacher’s, teacher’s and student’s comments for themes and pattern were analyzed and looked for similarities and differences in perspective. According to findings of the study 46.2% teachers never used IT Lab and 20.1% teachers seldom used IT Lab. Most of the teachers do not use IT Lab due to lack of time and lack of knowledge about computer. The study recommended that the teachers should be provided training about computers. There is also need to provide technical support and maintenance fund to get better results of this mega project.
Gov't Doc #: 23656
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