Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies on Student’s Academic Performance: Case Study University of Balochistan Quetta
Keywords:ICT information and communication technology, academic performance, students of UOB
This study examines the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) on students learning at the University of Balochistan (UOB). For this purpose, this study aims to examine the relationship between ICT students and students with academic achievements, while examining access to ICT facilities, accessibility and ICT tools and resources at UOB. In addition, this study examines the impact of gender modifier, GPA, and undergraduate majors in the relationship between ICT and academic performance. The study used a quantitative research approach with a sample size of 250 students. Data was collected on the effects of ICTs on universities and the relative effects of UOB students from different departments. This study is motivated by a growing concern observed in a recent report that UOB students experience learning difficulties due to limited access and use of ICT resources. The study was conducted in a cross-sectional design; Data collection was carried out in August 2020 using questionnaire techniques and interviews from a sample of 250 respondents from out of population 2,700 students. This study used the SOMER'S D test and descriptive analysis method to determine whether student learning and achievement had an effect on ICT. Therefore, it is proposed to pay attention to the ICT resources that affect the usability of students at UOB. On this basis, researchers emphasize that UOB University needs to invest more in computers and related technologies. Access to ICT tools should not be limited to laboratories and libraries, but should be expanded through the establishment of ICT resource centers. ICT training needs to be upgraded from the Microsoft Office suite to an earlier level.
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