Impact of ICT on virtual learning



Palabras clave:

ICT, education, technology.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has transformed over time and is a promising tool for improving the learning process. The core aim of the research study is to evaluate the possibilities of teaching and learning in a virtual learning (networked) environment where both teachers and learners transform. This study relied on a literature review for forming a conclusion about the issue. The review of different articles revealed that ICT focuses on providing quality education, distance learning, low-cost learning, feedback option, and the option to record the session. The negative elements are that the connection may break due to poor internet, noise issues, inability to receive questions properly during the lecture, poor engagement with virtual learners, and deficient examination evaluation. Teachers and learners can transform by considering both the positive and negative sides of the ICT and having a back-up to avoid interruption in the learning session. It is concluded that the advent of smartphones, computers, laptops, and applications like Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp video is transforming conventional teaching practices. The most common software is ‘Zoom’ in the current environment that encourages the learners to take sessions online. However, it also has drawbacks that have already been discussed. Hence, it is concluded that teachers and learners should consider both benefits and drawbacks of ICT when utilizing a virtual-learning session.

Biografía del autor/a

Evelyn Carolina Macias-Silva, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba,

Magíster en Pedagogía para la Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera, Docente Ocasional Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador.

Marco Antonio Aquino-Rojas, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba,

Ingeniero en Administración de Empresas Turísticas y Hoteleras, Docente Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador.

Lucio Armando Rodríguez-Pillajo, scuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba,

Magíster en Docencia Universitaria, Docente Ocasional Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador.

Edgar Eduardo Heredia-Arboleda, Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Riobamba,

Magíster en Enseñanza del Inglés como Idioma extranjero, Docente en la Carrera de Pedagogía de los Idiomas Nacionales y Extranjeros, Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador


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Cómo citar

Macias-Silva, E. C., Aquino-Rojas, M. A., Rodríguez-Pillajo, L. A., & Heredia-Arboleda, E. E. (2020). Impact of ICT on virtual learning. Dominio De Las Ciencias, 6(3), 1065–1076.



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