Oversold and underused? A case study of ICT usage in grade 7 classes in the Ateneo de Manila

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In this paper, we describe findings from an action research study conducted at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School from January to March of 2008. The purpose of the study was to examine the ways in which technology—a computer, a digital projector, and an Internet connection—was being used by the faculty and to gauge the reactions of the students. The study found that, while students liked technology enhancements to the lessons, they were also discriminating of curricular relevance of the various media used. Teaching practice was found to be largely traditional, despite the use of technology. Student-centered, technology-based approaches were still not used. The paper ends with recommendations for teacher training and content development