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University Teachers knowledge about technological devices and their use: An Analytical study


Sumera Irum, Parveen Munshi , Tarique Bhatti, and Jawad Hussain Awan


Vol. 18  No. 8  pp. 74-80


This study focused on the existing status of technology integration in universities through the lens of TPACK. The main objectives of the study were to analyze the current status of technology used by Teacher Educators, in terms of frequently used devices and purpose to use technology. And explore the perceptions of Teacher Educators about the Technological Knowledge (TK) domains of TPACK in Teacher Education Institutions in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The study was Survey. The questionnaire was used for data collection. The questions are adopted through literature. Thirty-Three (33) Teacher Educators were selected through census sampling technique. Data was analyzed through SPSS, percentage, mean, standard deviation and chi-square. The findings of the study revealed that most of the teacher educators were using a Laptop and Smart phone. Mostly Teacher Educators used technology for research, teaching-learning process, and communication. Majority of Teacher educators rated themselves low in Technological Knowledge. Only those teachers were possessed high Technological Knowledge those had degrees in technology related disciplines. The study recommends that all Teacher Educators should provide facilities essential for effective technology use training courses should be organized for teacher educators to effectively utilize technology in pedagogy. Teachers should be motivated by rewards and incentives for successful utilization of technology in Teacher Education Universities.


Technology, device, purposes, Knowledge, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator