ICT Literacy among Secondary School Students in Brunei Darussalam

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ICT has been hailed as the new learning environment where students have unlimited opportunities to access information and experience new and challenging things in constructing their own knowledge. In Brunei, the government has also invested extensively in providing and upgrading ICT facilities within the education infrastructure. This article examines the usage, knowledge and attitude of Brunei secondary school students toward learning using ICT. It reports on a study done in Brunei to evaluate the extent to which Brunei students have taken to Information Communication Technology, whether ICT has facilitated their learning processes, and how they have benefited from the new learning environment. The study used both questionnaires and interviews to elicit the data from six secondary schools comprising 268 Secondary Four students. Teachers were also surveyed to find out whether they had any influence on the students’ usage of ICT. It discusses the current state of the students’ ICT literacy with particular reference to their learning habits. The authors also suggest further recommendations for the optimum growth of ICT in the Brunei education scene.

Keywords: ICT Usage, Students
Stream: Technology in Learning; Maths, Science and Technology Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Santhiram R. Raman

Associate Professor, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, University of Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

I am an Associate Professor at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education. I was also an Assoc. Prof. at the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang prior to this appointment. I teach in the area of History Education and my research interests are in the areas of Education for Ethnic Minorities, Bilingual Education, History of Education, and Educational Policies.

Thian Soo Hoh

Education Officer, Sekolah Menengah Masin (Masin Secondary School), Ministry of Education
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

I am a secondary school teacher in Brunei Darussalam

Ref: L09P0452