Information and Communication Technology Coordinators’ Competence in Public Elementary Schools
Keywords:Information and Communication Technology, ICT Coordinators, competence, domains and functions
This study aimed to determine the level of competence of Information Communication Technology Coordinators in Elementary Schools of Ramon District, Isabela during the School Year 2019-2020. This study used descriptive method of research, employing the questionnaire checklist in gathering data. This method was adopted since the study aimed to find the level of competence of ICT coordinators. Mean was used to determine the level of competence of the ICT Coordinators. Results of the study shows that the respondents have an overall high level of competence on competencies related to technical operations and concepts, and productivity of various ICT tools. The respondents have an overall high level of competence on the standard 2. This implies that the ICT coordinators assumed they were highly skilled in using appropriate office and teaching productivity tools. Moreover, the respondents have an overall high level of competence related to social, ethical, legal and human issues, and community linkage, which means that the ICT coordinators acknowledge they were highly skilled in recognizing and practicing ethical use of technology in both personal and professional level. To effectively assess the level of competence of ICT coordinators, their roles, duties, and functions must be properly defined based on their job description in the Position Description form that every permanent government official obtained upon appointment for a permanent position. Therefore, the position ICT Coordinators should not remain as designation, but, should be included in the Plantilla of Personnel as a new regular item position. The findings of this study may be best translated through the conduct of trainings and seminars to update the ICT Coordinators with new trends and techniques in teaching. Likewise, the Department of Education may craft a policy to clearly define the roles and functions of ICT Coordinators in schools.
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