Abstract—The present study investigated the current status
of integrating ICT into teaching and learning at Sultan Qaboos
University (SQU). A sample of 220 faculty members from six
different colleges and four administrators from the Center of
Educational Technology (CET) and the Center for Information
Systems (CIS) at SQU in Oman were chosen, and quantitative
qualitative design using a semi-structured questionnaire,
interviews and checklists was employed. The findings show that
SQU had a high availability of ICT infrastructure in terms of
hardware, software and support services, as well as adequate
computer labs for educational purposes. However, the results
also indicated that, although SQU provided a series of
professional development workshops related to using ICT in
teaching, few faculty members were interested. Furthermore,
the finding indicated that, the degree of ICT integration into
teaching at SQU was at a medium level. Given the importance
of ICT integration in teaching and learning, it is recommended
that SQU should recognise and acknowledge the faculty
members’ role in ICT integration. Therefore, it should provide
ways to support faculty members in developing their ICT skills
and knowledge and increasing capability in performing their
Index Terms—Information and communication technology (ICT), integration, professional development.
Abdelrahman Mohamed Ahmed Elhaj is with the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Abdelrahman Mohamed Ahmed, "Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning at Sultan Qaboos University: Current Status and Future Recommendations," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 897-904, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).