Application of icts in an Indonesian islamic boarding school

Application of icts in an Indonesian islamic boarding school

Author: 
Nuruddin
Abstract: 

This research aimed to provide vivid descriptions of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) application in an Islamic boarding school (Pesantren) in Narmada, West Lombok, Indonesia. This descriptive qualitative research design employed participative observation, interview, and documentation as the data collection techniques, in which the data were subsequently analyzed through data display, reduction for categorization, synthesis, and hypothesis. The empirical findings showed that (1) the application of ICTs in the school was driven by the fact that living nowadays was inseparable from the use of technologies; (2) the process of planning, implementation, and evaluation went through the initial meeting in association with learning; (3) the process of ICTs integration with the learning activities was implemented through the teacher training program, in which the teachers learnt how to operate and design PowerPoint, and manage data using Microsoft Excel; (4) the use of ICTs could promote students’ national and global knowledge, (5) ICTs were employed as learning media, administration and the medium of Islamic school advertisement; (6) the characteristic of ICTs in the Islamic school was optimizing the role of ICTs; (7) Around 50 % of electric power deficiency, which caused the Bottleneck when using the server, remained the primary contraint for the application of ICTs in the school. Drawing on the problem, this study suggests that the school immediately attempt to tackle the electric power deficiency and use new Client Server with a larger capacity.

Paper No: 
1723