Integrating ICT and Education for Administrative Purposes: Analysis of Access to Information at Khazar University, Azerbaijan
Published: April 21, 2020 - http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/edu.117
Globally, ICT has made strides towards becoming an essential part of the education framework, providing a huge potential for teaching and learning, along with the effective management of schools. The Internet has become an integral part of many facets of our everyday lives, and a significant percentage of younger people consider it inconceivable to survive a single day without the Internet and its related technology. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an effect on learning worldwide, emphasizing the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for interactive and virtual learning and administration. The study focused on the application of ICT in higher education in the context of its usage and the review of user access to knowledge at Khazar University, Azerbaijan. Related work has been re-viewed in previous literature. The research instrument is a questionnaire and the findings have been presented with tables and charts. The findings show the student's diverse responses to the extent of use of ICT at the university for communication and administrative purposes. The findings of the study provide decision leaders with insights into the effective application of ICT for teaching , learning and classroom administration.
Keywords: ICT, Education, Online Learning, Pedagogy, Technology Integration, Covid-19
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