Exploring student voice in teachers’ motivation to use ICT in higher education: Qualitative evidence from a developing country
Success of ICT integration in the classrooms is, to a large part, accounted for by teachers’ engagement with technologies. However, while many studies have identified the factors that affect teachers’ decision to use technology, few have considered student perception as a likely influence. Increasingly, there is evidence in the literature to support a trend that recognizes student perception more explicitly in examining teachers’ motivation in engaging technologies for instructional purposes. This study examined the role of student perception to understand why teachers decide to use technology in their teaching. Participants were 169 university students in Macau who responded to an open-ended question on what they thought were factors that motivated teachers to use technology in the classroom. Data were analyzed using a two-stage coding strategy. Results revealed nine possible themes to explain students’ perceptions of the factors that acted as motivators for teachers’ decision to use technologies in the classroom. Implications for theory and practice were discussed.