Lecturers’ Awareness And Utilization Of Instructional Media in The State-Owned Colleges of Education, South-West Nigeria

Volume 3 - Issue 2
Micheal Ayodele Fakomogbon Olatayo Solomon Olanrewaju Aderonke Kofo Soetan
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Abstract:


This paper investigated the awareness and utilization of instructional media (IM) based on gender of the lecturers of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It was a descriptive type of survey research. All lecturers of Colleges of Education in Southwest geo‐political zone of Nigeria formed the population. Some 621 lecturers were randomly selected. There were two instruments for the study. A checklist containing instructional media as recommended by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and a researcher designed questionnaire with items drawn to elicit responses from the lecturers. There were four research questions and two hypotheses in the study. The overall average awareness of the lecturers stands at 73%, while their overall mean of media use stands at 1.4 out of 4.0 points. A t‐test statistical tool was used to analyze the data on the hypotheses for the study. Results indicated that: (i) there were adequate instructional media in colleges of education; (ii) the lecturers had moderate awareness of IM; (iii) they used media less frequently; and (iv) their awareness and use of IM were not influenced by gender. Based on the results, it is recommended that the school authorities should constantly organize workshops, seminars and motivate lecturers to attend in order to improve their instructional activities.

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Usage
  • Instructional Media
  • Gender
  • School Environment.
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