The Application of 21st Century ICT Literacy Model among Teacher Trainees


Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) plans to utilize ICT in improving the quality of learning in Malaysia. This aspiration is clearly stated in Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2015. Hence, teaching profession of today has demanded teachers to acquire certain ICT skills as a way of exploring, discovering and accessing information besides applying such knowledge for teaching purpose in the classroom. Regardless of how advanced technology is, in ensuring its effectiveness to take place in the classroom, as a teacher, one needs to have a great fundamental of knowledge and confidence. This paper intends to report the level of ICT competency among teacher trainees. In this study, the ICT competency of participants (teacher trainees) was assessed using the 21st Century ICT Literacy Model. This quantitative study involved approximately 104 teacher trainees who registered at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (National University of Malaysia) for 2015/2016 session. All data was collected using the determined questionnaire, and statistically analyzed with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The result indicates that teacher trainees in UKM have great ICT skills by scoring well in five out of seven domains in 21st Century ICT Literacy Model.