Changing Faculty members' attitude towards the use of ICTs in teaching and research: the SIDS model
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The introduction of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) has provided opportunities for Universities in Africa for research through increased Internet bandwidth, collaborative research and availability of resources through e-libraries. However, some Universities have not taken advantage of these opportunities because of barriers to integrating Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in teaching and research. This paper presents the Sensitize Incentive Demand and Support (SIDS) model, a framework for changing faculty members' attitude to encourage them to use ICT for teaching and research. It discusses some variables and tools that African Universities can apply to encourage faculty members to integrate ICTs in teaching and research.