EXPLORING THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING ICT IN UNIVERSITY-LEVEL CLASSROOMS: A CASE STUDY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY
The rapid growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become one of the most emerging areas discussed by the researchers and the scholars, especially its integration with classroom teaching during the last three decades. The main purpose of this study was to explore the Integration of ICT in the classroom practices. The objective of the study was: to explore the problems to the integration of ICT in the classroom. Population of the study consisted of all teachers (75) during the year 2020-2021 from the Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad. Universal sampling technique was used in the selection of sample. Self structured Questionnaire was used a research tool. Data were collected with five-point Likert Scale. The major findings of the study were, Due to shortage of time and huge work load they are not able to feedback timely. There is a variation in the identification of the problems confronted by teachers during the use of these technologies. Sequence wise problems to uptake ICTs among teachers are; lack of interest, electric fluctuation, High cost prices of the technologies, lack of training, shortage of time, huge work load, and low quality internet connectivity, lack of knowledge. Continuous seminars and workshops for the training of teachers may be developed and launched so that teachers may update them according to the current advances in the field of ICTs.