The Human Factor: The Most Important Asset for Successful Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in Education

Mohammed Amine BRAHAMI


Laboratory of Research in Analytical and Operational Methodological Applications in Economics


The human factor may be the key to success as far as effectively integrating information and communication technologies into education are concerned. It can also represent the most unavoidable obstacle that prevents to reach this mostly aimed at achievement. As a matter of fact, to attain a satisfactory situation of ICT equipment with favorable indicators such as an ideal computer / student ratio, an internet connection available in all schools, teachers with private facilities, certainly does not mean that the result will be a thriving integration of ICT into education. This contribution provides a theoretical and empirical perspective concerning this issue with a case study of Algerian schools, revealing that the human factor represented by school directors, teachers, technical support staff, staff to monitor students using computers, is the most important asset for successful integration of ICT in education.

Keywords: human factor, integration, ICT, education

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/11-6-18

Publication date: February 29th 2020

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