IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 6

International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537

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Barriers to the Effective Use of Technology in Higher Education. Sadia Sadiq. IJEDST (2017), 5(6):51-57




Barriers to the Effective Use of Technology in Higher Education

Authors & Affiliation:

Sadia Sadiq

Faculty of Education-Preston University, Islamabad, Pakistan



The aim of this study was to investigate factors acting as barriers that either hinder or contribute to teachers' technology use in the higher level education. Population was consisted of various universities’ teachers. The sample size was consisted on 100 participants. The data were collected through survey and web based questionnaire from faculty members of public and private universities of Islamabad. Analyzed and interpreted by using mean, multiple regressions, and Cohen's d to indicate the standardized difference through the use of SPSS. From the data collected, patterns and associations based on the results identified six major barriers to teachers using technology based on the teachers' responses. They are (a) limitations of physical settings i.e. electricity shortfall, (b) availability of materials, (c) conditions of equipment and maintenance, (d) lack of training and interest, (e) low socio-economic status and (f) crowded classrooms and lack of motivation to change long-standing pedagogical practices.

Keywords: Technology adoption, Technology use, Technology barriers, Higher education