The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

An Evaluative Study of an ICT Module for a School Leadership and Management Preparation Program

Sarietjie MUSGRAVE
Corene DE WET

This study reports on findings of an evaluative study on the effectiveness of an information and communication technology (ICT) module that forms part of the Advanced Certificate in Education: School Leadership and Management program. The study was carried out among distance education (DE) students from the University of the Free State enrolled for above mentioned module. Two ICT audit surveys were used to gather data. This study used two modes of evaluation: Jung and Latchem’s (2007) quality indicators for DE and comparison. The findings highlight ready access to ICT, technical support, appropriate guidance and support by knowledgeable, innovative and committed facilitators and the creation of a sense of community as imperatives for teaching education leaders ICT skills and knowledge.

KEYWORDS: Distance education, ICT, ICT audit survey, quality assurance, South Africa, school leadership

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.306556