International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning (IJDEEL)
International Islamic University, Islamabad

Role of Information Communication Technology in Developing Academic Intimacy among Secondary School Students

Muhammad Qasim Ali, HumairaRiaz, Dr. Rashid Minas Wattoo

 

Abstract

The study explores the role of information Communication technology in developing academic intimacy among secondary school students. The objective of the study was; 1) to explore the role of information communication technology in developing academic intimacy among secondary school students. The study was descriptive in nature. The population of the study comprised all the secondary school students in district Pakpattan. The sample of the study selected 150 students from secondary school students through simple random sampling. Questionnaire used for data collection from the sample of study. Data was analyzed with the help of SPSS version 22. The study found that ICT makes students (25.3 + 54.7 = 80%)efficient communicator whereas ICT provide a facility to the students (20 + 53.3 = 73.3%) to develop social relations with their fellows. The study concluded that students feel interest in ICT and use different devices like computer, mobile phones and multimedia. ICT is a tool that enhances students’ communication efficiency and students’academic intimacy rapidly. The study recommends that social media may enhance and develop relations among students but they may use it in a definite span of time. They may discuss and share their ideas to friends with the help of social media.

Keywords: ICT, Academic Intimacy, Secondary School Students