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ERIC Number: ED540487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2161-623X
Web-Browsing Competencies of Pre-Service Adult Facilitators: Implications for Curriculum Transformation and Distance Learning
Theresa, Ofoegbu; Ugwu, Agboeze Matthias; Ihebuzoaju, Anyanwu Joy; Uche, Asogwa
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A v3 n2 p123-132 Feb 2013
The study investigated the Web-browsing competencies of pre-service adult facilitators in the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Survey design was adopted for the study. The population consists of all pre-service adult facilitators in all the federal universities in the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Accidental sampling technique was used in selecting 234 pre-service adult facilitators. The instrument for data collection was a four-point scale questionnaire titled "WEBCQ" (Web-browsing Competencies Questionnaire). WEBCQ consists of 43 Web-browsing competencies. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was established by using Crombach Alpha which came up to 0.78. Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t-test statistics was used to analyze the null hypothesis. The findings of the study showed that the pre-service adult facilitators have Web-browsing competencies to an average level and that male adult facilitators have significantly higher competencies than their female counterparts. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which include that the country just like most developed nations should embrace the innovative distance learning in the form of online learning, e-learning, virtual classroom, and online counseling knowing that most of the current pre-service facilitators have average Web-browsing competence. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria