Digital Rise: The Pro’s and the Con’s in the Lives of Sterling Teachers

  • Ana G. Bancure

Abstract

As the world is jam-packed with technology today, education system fast- track its approaches when it comes to the teaching and learning process through information and technology infusion in every program and curriculum instructions. The purpose of this research was to discern teachers’ perceptions especially, those sterling ones, on the advantages and disadvantages of the digital rise in this time of new normal situation. This study also sought to know the literacy level of the sterling teachers, their teaching experiences in these virtual online classes, and also their coping mechanism to upgrade their capabilities to accommodate the so called digital natives. The study used the phenomenological qualitative research design and open- ended questions in the focus-grouped discussion and interview. Data collected from the FGD and interview were interpreted in words and discussed based on the statements of some cited authors in support to their arguments. The study limits the regular permanent teachers aging between 45- 56 years old, and most of them render 25 years in the service or more. In the result, teachers were determined minimal in terms of their literacy level. They also emphasize the importance of professional training to upgrade their abilities regardless of age. Reiterating the fact that there are positive effects of technology in all aspects of teacher’s related work, however, there are some points to consider in using this technology. This study also reported that, with technology, educators would be able to better connect content to real-life experience to better serve the 21st – century learning styles.

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Therefore, the use of technology in the classroom, and in academic settings, has a positive influence most especially to sterling teachers, on their school-work experience.
• Teachers must be provided with substantial professional development courses, and opportunities to deepen their knowledge.
• This study also reported that educators will be able to better connect content to real life experience through the use of technology.
• Constant access to the newest and most advanced resources, and access to updated data content and research expertise will improve the learning experience of the teachers, which will encourage them to do the same for their students.
• It is believed that if teachers have access to interesting, engaging, and up to date information, they will be better able to create models and demonstrations that will foster a connection between content and life.
• Above all, regardless of age status, sterling teachers could be at par in terms of the use of technology if they were given proper trainings to improve their own performance.

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Published
2021-07-01
How to Cite
G. BANCURE, Ana. Digital Rise: The Pro’s and the Con’s in the Lives of Sterling Teachers. International Journal of Advanced Research in Education and Society, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 105-115, july 2021. ISSN 2682-8138. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijares/article/view/14029>. Date accessed: 08 dec. 2021.
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