Assessment of Utilization of Internet Facilities Among Pre-Service Teachers in University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Volume 3 - Issue 3
Oyeronke olufunmilola OGUNLADE Oluwafunmilayo Faith FAGBOLA Amos Akindele OGUNLADE Abdulganiyu Alasela AMOSA
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Abstract:


The use of the Internet can further equip teachers by providing them with the latest information on their discipline. The purpose of technology in teacher training is to provide pre-service teachers with the capability of integrating computer technologies into curriculum and instructional activities.This study therefore assessed the internet facilities among pre-service teachers in the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. The use of internet facilities based on gender was also examined. The instrument used was a questionnaire. All pre-service teachers in the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin were the population for the study. Some 150 students in 400 level were randomly sampled (89 males, 61 females). Frequency counts and percentage were used to answer three research questions while the independent t-test statistic was used to test the hypothesis. The results show that: 80% of the respondents had a positive attitude toward the use of internet facilities, 62% agreed that males were more internet literate; and there was no significant difference between male and female in the use of internet facilities. Based on the findings, it was recommended that training should be emphasized for pre-service teachers, female pre-service teachers should be encouraged to be part of change and pre-service teachers should learn to balance their time.

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • utilization
  • pre-service teachers and internet facilities
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