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ERIC Number: EJ1158702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
The Relationship between the Information Technology Skills Acquired by Secretarial Teachers in Nigeria Colleges of Education and Their Utilization of Internet for Effective Teaching
Adeshina, Tunde Joel; Udoh, Abasido; Ndomi, Benjamin; Aliyu, Muhibeedeen
World Journal of Education, v3 n2 p71-79 2013
This study established the relationship between the Information Technology skills acquired by Secretarial Teachers in Nigerian Colleges of Education and their utilization of Internet for effective teaching. 250 Secretarial Teachers drawn from 58 Accredited Nigerian Colleges of Education responded to the questionnaire that was divided into 4 parts. The questionnaire was used to obtained information on the respondents' Bio-data and computer use background, Teacher Information Technology Skill Acquisition Competence (TITSC), Teacher Information Technology Skills Usage (TITSU), Teacher Information Technology Internet Knowledge (TITIK), and The extent of usage of Internet information to teach the Secretarial courses. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficientat 0.01 level of significance. Using Choudhury's Range, there was a moderate positive correlation or relationship between the IT skills of Secretarial Teachers and the ability to use internet to access information for effective teaching. The implication of this result is that, if the secretarial teachers are more competent in their IT skills, then the more will they be enabled to access information from the Internet for effective teaching. In this study it was found that the secretarial teachers were not knowledgeable in the use of some vital and important Internet instructional delivery tools. Secretarial Teachers in the Nigeria Colleges of Education lacked some vital Information Technology skills such as, ability to operate data base, ability to extract relevant information using integrated software packages, ability to extract information using electronic mails and application software, ability to use voice recognition system and ability to operate other different technologies and appreciate their benefits. It was therefore recommended that, National Commission of Colleges of Education should bring together all the secretarial education stakeholders: curriculum experts, the teachers, representatives of ministries and industries; to revisit the existing curriculum. The integration of latest Information Technology practices and the requisite Internet skills which the Secretarial Teachers lack, will reposition Secretarial Studies programme to meet the challenges of an IT driven classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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