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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage in educational institutions has undergone a significant evolution from its inception to the present time. ICTs have moved from simply facilitating administrative tasks to being an important aid for class management, and then on to becoming an important part of the learning process itself. Nonetheless, undergoing a heavy investment on technology does not deliver the desired outcomes on students' performance automatically. It is important to ensure that the ICT deployment objective is a good fit with the adopting institution. This paper aims at identifying the aspects that are relevant in the adoption of ICT in higher education institutions, both from the technology, and the educational points of view. Furthermore, a classification framework is proposed to map the current status of any school and understand the nature of the adoption inhibitors, whether they are environmental or intentional. Several groups are defined, as well as described.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

A Framework for ICT Usage Classification of Higher Education Institutions

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage in educational institutions has undergone a significant evolution from its inception to the present time. ICTs have moved from simply facilitating administrative tasks to being an important aid for class management, and then on to becoming an important part of the learning process itself. Nonetheless, undergoing a heavy investment on technology does not deliver the desired outcomes on students' performance automatically. It is important to ensure that the ICT deployment objective is a good fit with the adopting institution. This paper aims at identifying the aspects that are relevant in the adoption of ICT in higher education institutions, both from the technology, and the educational points of view. Furthermore, a classification framework is proposed to map the current status of any school and understand the nature of the adoption inhibitors, whether they are environmental or intentional. Several groups are defined, as well as described.