Bridging Technological Uncertainties: Fostering Globalized Higher Education


Quality education plays a pivotal role for teachers in pursuit for technological advancement to become competent, resilient, productive and globalized individuals in this volatile, uncertain, fast changing, and ambiguous world of education. The digital divide is getting wider and failure to meet the demand would mean deepening the gap between learners, students and its learning environment.
In General Santos City, Philippines the study dwell on how the tertiary schools both private and state university are taking the challenge in providing adequate technological equipment and globalized competent teachers ready to embrace the 21st century schools.
The study revealed that the ratio of school and computer laboratory is 1:4, with an average of 110 computer units per laboratory and with 10 regular laptops intended for teachers use in ICT classroom integration. The laboratories have adequate technological equipment and facilities which are necessary for the full functioning of the computer operations & programs. In terms of connectivity, tertiary schools has an average of 100 units connected to the internet with a speed ranging from 30mbps-100mbps only and were connected using Fiber optic. Teachers in the tertiary were also found to be moderately competent in basic computer literacy and ICT integration in the classroom while they are highly competent in information literacy. It is evident that most of the tertiary schools doesn’t have specific continuing programs or short courses for teachers instead capability building needs to be requested or organized by the group or department who would like to undergo the training.

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Maria Theresa Pelones, Mindanao State University - General Santos City, Philippines
Aida Docena, Mindanao State University - General Santos City, Philippines

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Conference: CHER-HongKong2019
Stream: Driving for innovation-centric entrepreneurship: Management and governance issues

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