Colleges of Education Lecturers Attitude Towards the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Nigeria

Volume 05 - Issue 04
Olafare Oladimeji Lawrence Olugbade Adeyanju Fakorede S.O.A
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Abstract:


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has transformed the global education system in the areas of teaching and learning to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lecturers in College of Education (COE) are not only supposed to use ICT towards the achievement, they are to model good use of ICT for pre-service teachers. This underscores the need for investigating lecturers’ attitude towards the use of ICT in COE in Nigeria. The cross sectional survey method was adopted for the study. Respondents were 1107 lecturers (602 males and 505 females) selected from ten Colleges of Education in south-west Nigeria. A researcher–designed questionnaire, “Lecturers’ Attitude and Proficiency in ICT Use” was used for data collection. Findings of the study showed that lecturers had positive attitude towards the use of ICT, no significant difference was established between male and female lecturers in their attitude, there was significant difference between first degree holders and higher degree holders in their attitudes, there was significant difference between less-experienced and experienced lecturers in their attitude with the less-experienced fairing better and there was significant difference in attitude among lecturers in various areas of specializations on attitude. The study concluded that COE lecturers had positive attitude toward ICT and were moderately proficient in the use of ICT. The implication is that with the positive attitude and proficiency in the use of ICT may encourage the integration of ICT in their academic tasks. It was recommended that provision should be made for continuous training COE lecturers in ICT.

Keywords

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Attitudes
  • Colleges of Education
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