The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences
Attitudes and ICT Skills as Predictors of the Perspectives of Teaching Faculty Towards Online Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Article Details
Pub. Date : Jan, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJCS10122
Author Name : Grace Inbavathi M and Ananthi Sheshasaayee
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Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 20



The attitudes of teachers play a great role in helping the students to get motivated. The teachers' passion, inventiveness and inclination to transfer knowledge to the students form their attitudes. They have a direct impact on their overall teaching performance. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the mode of education moved from the traditional classroom setting and leaned on technologies. Even before the pandemic communication technology was being used in education, but its use has now increased. The available technologies have to be utilized effectively by the teaching faculty, which depends on their attitudes, skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and perception and practice towards online teaching. This paper studies the attitudes and ICT skills of the teaching faculty as predictors of their perspectives towards online learning. The following standardized tools were used for the study-Attitude Scale, ICT Skills Scale, and Perceptions and Practices of E-instructors toward Online Instruction Questionnaire (PPEOIQ). 52 teaching faculty from various institutions participated in the study. The findings revealed that teacher attitudes and ICT skills are the predictors of all dimensions of the perspectives and practices of e-learning. Moreover, cognitive attitude, behavioral attitude and usage of ICT for teaching are significant in the overall perspectives.


The Covid-19 pandemic posed a great challenge and was threatening to disrupt the education sector. The resilience of the teaching faculty and the strategy to focus on information technology became an advantage to the educational sector. Before the pandemic, e-learning was functional only in certain spheres of educational institutions. There were big paradigm shifts during and after the pandemic. All spheres of life and work followed the virtual mode; similarly, education also became virtual. The classrooms were replaced with zoom rooms and teachers embraced technology and also refined their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills. The technologies replaced the traditional method of teaching and teachers began teaching various


Attitudes, ICT skills, Online Learning Perspectives, Teaching faculty