Benefits and Challenges of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Integration in Québec English Schools



This paper investigated teachers’ and educational consultants’ perceptions of ICT integration in Québec English Schools, specifically with regards to the benefits and challenges of ICT integration therein. 23 teachers and educational consultants from seven different school boards participated in the focus group sessions. Results revealed higher student engagement levels, glocalization of the 21st century education and enhancement of the learning process as the main benefits of integrating ICT in English Québec Schools. In addition, participants highlighted the following challenges: lack of supporting school leadership, inconsistent investments in ICT equipment, infrastructure and resources, inflexibility of funding, the need for additional professional development and support and incorporation of technology in evaluations and curricular plans.