Barriers and enablers of technology integration into instruction in the Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University

Muhametjanova, Gulshat
The purpose of this study was to determine the barriers and enablers of technology integration according to students and instructors, investigate how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are used by instructors and students in education in the Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University. Mixed-method research was used by collecting data via questionnaires from 477 students and 57 instructors, and interviews with 11 students and 9 instructors. The results show that there is still deficiency of laboratories, instructors’ lack of knowledge and experience about technology, deficiency of hardware and software, and lack of qualified technical personnel. The cost of personal computer; problem with Internet connection are still perceived barriers for students. The results of this study can be used by the Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Ministry of Education, and other universities in Kyrgyzstan. Furthermore, the results can contribute to the literature on the use of ICT in Kyrgyzstan.