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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/571

Title: EVALUATING THE RELEVANCE, AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS’ EFFECTIVENESS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
Authors: OGAH, MOSES ONDA
Keywords: RELEVANCE, AVAILABILITY, UTILIZATION, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS; EFFECTIVENESS, COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NORTH CENTRAL, NIGERIA
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Abstract: The study evaluated the Relevance, Availability and Utilization of Information Communication Technology in Social Studies Teachers’ effectiveness in colleges of education, North Central Nigeria. The study was guided by six research questions. Six hypotheses were also formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population and sample consisted of 228 teachers of Social Studies for 2015/2016 academic session who were selected using purposive sampling technique. Information and Communication Technology Questionnaire (ICTQ) with reliability coefficient of 0.82 was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used for answering the research questions. Pearson moment correlation coefficient and independent t-test were used for testing the hypotheses. The findings revealed that there is high significant positive correlation between relevance of ICT devices and Social Studies teaching effectiveness (P=1>P=0.05). Availability of ICT devices and teaching effectiveness (P=1>P=0.05). The results further showed a high positive correlation between ICT devices utilization and Social Studies teaching effectiveness (P=1>P=0.05). It was also found that no significant difference existed between the mean scores of male and female Social Studies teachers on ICT relevance to social studies teaching effectiveness (P=0.03<0.05), ICT availability and social studies teaching effectiveness (P=01<P=0.05) and ICT utilization based on gender (P=0.04<0.05). Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that social studies teaching should be made ICT compliant to enhance effectiveness and this call for adequate infrastructures and regular electricity supply to enhance ICT applications.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/571
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