Abstract: The study aims at finding out and explaining the constraints of using the internet to facilitate teaching and learning processes at the government and private polytechnic institutes in the technical and vocational education (TVE) context of Bangladesh. The use of the internet in teaching and learning, especially in the classrooms, workshops, and laboratories are imperative for the students to learn, prepare and function in this current age of technology. Internet-facilitated environments may contribute to the teaching and learning process in the TVE setting, if it is properly implemented within the framework for providing required physical facilities, high speed internet connection and instructor-training then the use of internet in teaching and learning will be supportive for students and teachers to communicate well with many internet-based resources and allowing developing in-depth learning, creativity and versatility. Based on the analyses and interpretation of collected data, the findings, conclusions, and recommendations were made. The results provide useful information to the authorities of the ‘Directorate of Technical Education’ and ‘Bangladesh Technical Education Board’ and suggest that administrators should develop the curriculum and necessary compensation packages to provide appropriate internet facilities for achieving the desired outcome of TVE scheme.
Keywords: Teaching and learning, TVE, internet facilities, use of internet, online resources.