NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED539154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Integrating ICT in Higher Education: A Case Study of Students with Visual Impairment in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Ayebi-Arthur, Kofi; Aidoo, Dora Baaba; Ntim, Edward Kofi; Tenkorang, Emmanuel Yamoah
Online Submission
Disability issues in Ghana are gradually finding space in mainstream discourse. Conceptualising disability issues is challenged with consensus on the determination of parameters; a complex and controversial process. Our research interest is expressed in two objectives: to determine the status of ICT provision at the Centre for SVIs at the University of Cape Coast and to assess how the existing availability of Assistive Technology enable the SVIs to access ICT for academic purposes. Understanding disability and how people with visual impairment learn can be done using different tools or lenses. One such lens or theory that informs this study is the Lewin formula for behaviour. Our premise is that the more stimulating educational experiences, the greater the benefits to the individual and society. The research design used for the study was the descriptive design. Three instruments were used to collect data for the study. These were an observation guide, interview schedules and self-administered questionnaires. It was found that the relationship between student numbers and infrastructure was low. Another hindrance to SVIs' accessibility of ICT was the inadequate numbers of professionally trained personnel to support SVIs in their studies in the computer lab. We recommend that in order to increase the number of computers, a new room should be acquired and used solely as a computer room. In addition, Internet connectivity should be improved in terms of the number of computers and the bandwidth of the connection to speed up research. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana