Use of Information Communication Technology for Teaching by N-Power Teach Beneficiaries of Public Primary and Secondary Schools in NigeriaAuthor : Janet O. Adekannbi and Adeola Oluwatosin Makinde
Volume 10 No.1 January-June 2020 pp 16-25
This study investigated the use of mobile devices for teaching by N-Power Teach beneficiaries in public primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted, and 50 beneficiaries were selected using multi-stage sampling. Data collection was through interview and data collected were transcribed and analysed using Nvivo 12 software. Findings revealed that the main ICT tool accessed by the beneficiaries was the N-Teach application (a pre-installed application) which contains textbooks, video, audio materials. The devices were reportedly used for preparing lesson notes and instructional materials. Beneficiaries reported being confident in the use of these devices for teaching, however, beneficiaries in secondary schools reported having primary school teaching application tools on their devices. School administrators reportedly had positive attitude to the use of the devices while few had initial rejection. Challenges reported in the use of the devices included poor power supply, insufficient data and network failures.
Information and Communication Technology, Teaching and learning, N-Power Teach Beneficiaries, primary and secondary schools, Nigeria
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