ERIC Number: EJ1198435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
New Media and the Development of Education Sector: Appraisal of Selected Schools
Udoudo, Aniefiok J.; Ojo, Gbemisola O.
SAGE Open, v6 n4 Oct 2016
This study appraised the use of the new media by students in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to identify extent of use of new media and to find out challenges experienced while using new media for learning in schools in the Local Government Area. The study adopted survey and quasi experiment as research designs. The population of the study stood at 5,609 representing entire population of the students and heads of schools studied. Sample size of 568 was used in the study. Findings showed that some of the schools were truly new media based but under utilized by the students in learning. The challenges experienced by students differed from one school to another. It was recommended that teachers should be retrained. Adequate new media facilities should be made available in school curriculum to include new media practice in all subjects.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Use Studies, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Cognitive Development, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Based Instruction, Learning Processes, Internet, Access to Computers, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria