DETERMINATION OF TEACHERS’ CAPACITY-BUILDING NEEDS FOR DIGITAL LEARNING IN GHANA
This study determines teachers’ capacity-building needs for digital learning in Ghana. As part of the National Teaching Council (NTC) Ghana’s agreement with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) project on Integration of Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (ITTLA), teachers’ capacity-building needs were determined. The study adopted the descriptive research design with a population consisting of educational professionals and experts in Ghana. The convenience sampling technique was adopted to collect data using a questionnaire that was designed with online Google Forms with a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.87. A total of 466 questionnaires were completed and submitted online. It was found that the key contents needed for providing capacity-building for teachers were learning material development, digital skills, methods of teaching, effective content delivery, generating interest among students, providing learner support, choosing appropriate media, among others. Furthermore, it was identified that the resources needed for providing capacity building for teachers were android/smart mobile phone, laptop/PC, iPad/tablet, internet data, and internet access. The study, therefore, concluded that there are needs for contents and resources for the teacher capacity-building on digital learning in Ghana, and recommended the use of the identified content and resources for building the capacity of teachers in digital application in teaching and learning.