Enhancing Vocational Training with ICT Integration: A Study in Sindh, Pakistan

Authors

  • Atta Hussain Lakho M.Phil. Education Scholar at BBSUL, Karachi. Author
  • Dr. Khadim Hussain Dahri Assistant Professor, Department of Education, BBSUL, Karachi. Author
  • Fida Hussain Mahesar Assistant Professor, Pak Studies, Superior Science College Khairpur Mirs. Author

Keywords:

ICT-integrated curriculum, vocational training, Sindh, Pakistan, PLS-SEM

Abstract

This research paper investigates the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) integration into vocational training, specifically focusing on ICT-integrated curriculum content, materials, and teaching strategies. The study draws on the theoretical foundations of Complex Adaptive Blended Learning Systems (CABLES) and the SAMR blended learning model. Data was collected through self-administered questionnaires from students in technical colleges across various cities in Sindh, Pakistan, utilizing Partial Least Squares - Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) for analysis. The quantitative research approach is chosen for this study, the study seeks to provide a robust understanding of students' perceptions in technical colleges in Sindh province regarding the impact of ICT-integrated curriculum content on their satisfaction in vocational training. Purposive sampling, a non-probability sampling method, was employed. A sample size of 416 responses was collected based on the recommended sample-to-item ratio, ensuring robust data for analysis. Findings indicate that ICT-integrated curriculum material positively influences student learning and satisfaction in vocational training. Additionally, ICT-integrated teaching methods enhance student learning and satisfaction. The study also highlights the mediating role of curriculum content in improving student satisfaction. Despite some limitations, this research contributes to the field of vocational education and emphasizes the importance of updating course materials with ICT integration.

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2023-12-03

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Enhancing Vocational Training with ICT Integration: A Study in Sindh, Pakistan. (2023). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4(4), 1-10. http://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/2

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