Perceived Readiness of Teachers’ for Online Instruction in Nigerian Universities,

Perceived Readiness of Teachers’ for Online Instruction in Nigerian Universities,

Author by Mr. Chiemeka Promise Ihekoronye

Language: English

Abstract

The necessary skills and a good understanding of information and communication technologies is required for designing and implementing any appropriate policy for the use of online education in teaching, learning and research in the university. This study investigated the perception of teachers toward online instruction in faculty of Education, University of Ibadan. The findings revealed that teachers have a positive perception toward online instruction due to their perceived value of online instruction. Also factors found to affect the teachers' perceived readiness include his facilitation skills, enthusiasm, confidence, manpower skills, perceived benefit/drawback, time constraint, obsession, ease of use and perceived usefulness while other factors such as social pressure, classroom culture and inadequate facilities had no significant effect on teachers' perceived readiness. The study indicates that there is the need for appropriate review of information and communication policies, training programmes and infrastructural support our teachers in exploiting the use of online instruction in their faculty. Keywords; perceived readiness, teachers, online instruction, Nigeria University


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