Effects of Information and Communication Technology on Interest and Achievement of History Students


  • G. G. Gregory Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Jos


Information and Communication Technology, Students, Academic Achievement, History.


Information and Communication Technology has experienced a huge transformation over the
past decade. This has culminated into the world becoming a global village. Today most
people use the ICT for a variety of purposes. With the number of internet users growing
worldwide, it is important to ascertain its effects on students’ academic achievement this
paper, anchored on the timed is placement theory, investigated the effects of the ICT on the
achievement of students in History in Plateau State. The research design for the study was
quasi – experimental design. The study made use of two groups – experimental and control
groups. The sample consist 40 students across the SS2 students in schools that offer History
as a subject this was gotten through the use of purposive sampling technique and simple
random sampling which was used in distributing the schools into experimental and control
groups by throwing of dice. The instrument for data collection were the History Achievement
Test and History Interest Questionnaire developed by the researchers. The data was analyzed
using mean, standard deviation and t – test. The result of the study reveals that majority of
the students do not have access to the use ICT in their History instructional process. Based
on this finding, the paper recommends that secondary schools and History teachers
shoulddevisestrategieswherestudentscouldutilizeICTforacademicpurpose instead of other
uses which have negative effects on their studies and the History teachers should use
frequently the ICT in teaching historical topics to their students.