Impacts of ICT integration in the higher education classrooms: Bangladesh perspective

Sabbir Ahmed Chowdhury, ASM Shamsul Arefin, Md. Mizanur Rahaman

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For the last few years, ICT integration in education has been the topic of discussion for researchers. Very few researches have been conducted on ICT integration in the context of higher education, especially in Bangladesh. The purpose of this study is to explore the ICT integration in higher education teaching - learning in Bangladesh. This study is qualitative in design. Data were collected from students and teachers in the University of Dhaka through semi-structured interview schedule, focused group discussion and classroom observation schedule. The major findings of this study reveal that ICT is not integrated effectively in higher education teaching-learning. Furthermore, several obstacles have been identified that impede the effective integration of ICT. The obstacles are teachers’ lack of knowledge and skills, teachers’ lack of time to take preparations for class, lack of adequate equipment and access to internet and inadequate technical support. It is asserted that proper teachers’ training about integrating ICT in education will be able to change the scenario to a great extent. This study has, therefore, implications for policy developers, teachers and students of various departments.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Education and Practice
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • ICT
  • pedagogy
  • social interaction
  • technology
  • teaching - learning


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