EXTENT OF UTILIZATION OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA FOR TEACHING BY COMMAND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN LAGOS STATE
Keywords:Extent of Utilization, Qualification, Gender, Electronic Media, Teaching, Command Secondary School Teachers
ICT is not only considered as a tool, which can be added for existing teaching methods but also as an important instrument that support new ways of teaching and learning process. Despite the importance of electronic media to teaching and learning their usage in command secondary school Lagos is still very low as teacher are yet to embrace it utilization for teaching. The objectives of this study were to investigate: (i). the teachers’ extent of utilization of electronic media; (ii) teachers’ extent of utilization of electronic media based on gender; (iii) teachers’ extent of utilization of electronic media based on experience; and (iv) teachers’ extent of utilization of electronic media based on qualification. The study was a descriptive type using quantitative approach of the survey method, 300 teachers were randomly selected from the teachers in command secondary school in Lagos, at the end of the survey, 280 teachers adequately responded to the questionnaire that. Four research questions were raised; three hypotheses were tested. Mean scores were used to answer research questions, while t-test was used to test all the 3 hypotheses. The study revealed that computers, public address system are the most used electronic media in command secondary schools. There was no significant difference between male and female teachers’ extent of utilization of electronic media for teaching. There was significant difference between qualified and less qualified teachers in the extent of utilization of electronic media for teaching with p=0.03.There was no significant difference between experienced and less-experienced teachers in the extent of utilization of electronic media for teaching with p=0.21.The study concluded that most of the electronic resources that were supposed to be in class were not adequately available, the few that were available were found to be underutilized. By implications it means most of the training was below the expected outcome. The study thus recommended that: There is a need for in-house training and periodic orientation on the use of available electronic devices for the teaching and learning in the schools. Students are to be exposed to available media in other relevant departments to complement the process. In addition, there is a need for an enabling policy on the use of electronic media, especially with pedagogical application in the teaching and learning process.
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