Effect of ICT on Students Academic Development at the University Level
The focus of the study was to measure the effect of ICT on the students’ academic development at the university level. The study was descriptive and for data collection survey method was used. The population consisted of all teachers and students of private and public universities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The total population of teachers in the public and private universities were 4078 and students were 140,125. A Stratified random technique was used for selecting the study sample. The researcher selected 525 teachers from public and private universities as well as 900 students from public and private universities. The researcher developed two questionnaires using a five-point Likert scale on the foundation of related literature. The reliability of these instruments was determined through Cronbach’s alpha which was 0.839 teacher instrument and 0.832 was student instrument. Mean, standard deviation, t-test, and regression analysis were used for analyzing the data. It was found that ICT services are available at the public and private sector universities. It was also found that there was a significant effect of ICT on students’ academic development. It is recommended may universities provide equal opportunities to students and to make access able ICT services for Students.