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Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Jamaica's Primary Schools: An Examination of Teachers' Uses of ICT in the Primary Education Support Project (PESP) Schools

Publication Date: 
December 2009

The ubiquitous nature of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is a defining characteristic of the Information Age and its widescale use in education is inevitable. All aspects of life are influenced in some significant way by technology (Keengwe, 2007) - communication, accessing information, productivity and life in general. As new and emerging technologies become more widely available and as technology plays a more significant role in daily activities, teachers at all levels of the educational system must ascertain the most effective and efficient ways of incorporating various ICT tools in their classes to facilitate teaching and learning. The digital age offers opportunities for enhancing instruction through combining multiple media formats in one learning environment and in a single learning event.

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