Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 206-210
Use of Information and Communication Technology by Physiotherapy Students of Delhi, India
Kalra Nidhi1, Singh Pratibha2
1PhD Scholar, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad.
2Associate Prof., Faculty of Applied Sciences, Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad.
Corresponding Author: Kalra Nidhi
Technological innovation is essential for human development. Clinical learning and practice not just involve technical skills but non technical and reflective skills also play a vital role. ICT is viewed as a “major tool for building knowledge societies” and there is evidence that integrating technology can facilitate student learning by enhancing communication resources and reasoning. However effective integration is not possible unless students are not considered as part of this context. So this study aimed to investigate the use of ICT by Delhi physiotherapy students and what their experiences and perceptions were regarding their use of ICT as part of their learning practices and what all tools they use or expect to use. The study was conducted in various Physiotherapy Institutes of Delhi, India. A cross sectional, descriptive design used a survey to obtain quantitative and qualitative data from the participants after testing the reliability and clearing all ethical considerations. Out of the Ninety seven percent of the participants who used Internet at home, 37% used mobile connections for the same. 92% students belonged to various social networking sites and used such sites mainly for notes sharing but alongside they also feel ICT tools being anxiety provoking. Almost all participants felt that lectures are important but integrating technology would enhance their learning. This study reflects the need of technology and blended learning.
Key words: Physiotherapy Students, Information and Communication Technology, Technology enhanced Learning.