INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICING TEACHERS ON THEIR WORKPLACE IN PUNJAB
It is fact that mostly teachers are well aware regarding their course and an effective pedagogical technique, but if they consider it as compellation to adapt their instruction for a new technology, resultantly they are more possible to repel this change entirely. Therefore, a study to diagnose the prevailing situation regarding use of information and communication technology in the Punjab was conducted. Main findings of the study were: i) female teachers have better practices towards use technological innovations as compared to the male teachers, ii) SSE teachers have better practices towards use technological innovations as compared to the SST teachers, iii) there was insignificant difference (Sig. =.315) amongst the dissimilar professional qualification of male teachers on their beliefs to use technological innovations, and there was also insignificant dissimilarity (Sig. =.287) amongst the various professional qualification of female teachers on their beliefs to use technological innovations. Findings of the study clarified that newly appointed teachers i.e. SSE have better beliefs regarding technological innovations as compared to SST, therefore, training institutes i.e. QAEDs should arrange refresher training for old teachers to enhance their IT skills for better teaching learning process. Furthermore, the policy makers may suggest training courses for teachers regarding proper utilization of technological innovations during teaching learning process.