Abstract—Information and communications technology
(ICT) is a useful tool in the modern world, becoming
indispensable, particularly in the educational setting. With this,
the researchers looked into the ICT access of the faculty in
colleges and universities in Central Visayas, Philippines. This
access was measured through Faculty’s ICT Access (FICTA),
administered through online surveys. Study findings revealed
that faculty had physical access to ICT, evidenced by their
acquisition of laptop computers, smartphones, Internet
connections, and office suite software. Moreover, teachers were
highly motivated to use ICT and highly skilled to operate,
search, and strategize online. They also had high usage of ICT
in their general and instructional work. Furthermore,
motivation, skills, and usage access were significantly associated
with one another. In conclusion, teachers have access to ICT
which made their teaching better. Better digital infrastructure,
more capability training, and encouraged utilization of ICT are
recommended at the higher educational level in the country.
Index Terms—Faculty access, information and communications technology, motivation, physical access, skills, usage
J. M. Sanchez, G. Sumalinog, J. Mananay, C. Goles, and I. M. Alejandro are with the College of Teacher Education of Cebu Normal University in Cebu City, Philippines; J. M. Sanchez is also affiliated with the Institute for Research in Innovative Instructional Delivery.
M. Baguia is with the Graduate School of the University of the Visayas in Cebu City, Philippines.
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Cite: Joje Mar P. Sanchez, Gino G. Sumalinog*, Janet A. Mananay, Mathea M. Baguia, Charess E. Goles, and Isidro Max V. Alejandro, "Faculty’s Access to Information and Communication Technologies in Colleges and Universities in Central Visayas, Philippines," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 468-474, 2023.Copyright © 2023 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).