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Digitization of Educational Technology Centres for Teaching Electrical and Electronics Technology in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria

Moses Dauda, Mohammed Nasiru Bello, Agbu Amos Danlami and Gainaka Lumo Adams
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Moses Dauda: School of Technology and Science Education, MAUTECH, P. M. B. 2076 Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Mohammed Nasiru Bello: School of Education, F.C.E (Technical), P. M. B. 60 Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria
Agbu Amos Danlami: Electrical Engineering Department, Taraba State Polytechnic Suntai, P. M. B. 1030 Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria
Gainaka Lumo Adams: Ministry of Education, P. M. B. 0064, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria

Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018, vol. 7, issue 3, 199-207

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the level of digitization of Educational Technology Centres for teaching electrical and electronics technology in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria in order to provide information that will help solve problems of incompetence of public school students in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The study, guided by two research questions and two hypotheses was conducted in six Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria using descriptive survey research design. The sample of the study was 50 comprising of 15 non-teaching Educational Technology Centres staff and 35 Electrical and Electronics Technology lecturers from five colleges of education in North Eastern Nigeria. Checklist containing 103 expected digital facilities based on National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) minimum standard for Educational Technology Facilities in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria was used as instrument for data collection. Respondents were required to fill in observed facilities in the required column. Arithmetic percentage and Chi–square test of goodness-of-fit and were used determine the extent of digitization of the Educational Technology Centres in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria. Findings of the study revealed among others that analog technologies has higher number of frequency counts compared to digital technologies, hence there was low digitization of hardware facilities in Educational Technology Centres in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria. The study therefore concluded that Educational Technology Centres in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria were not digitized for instructional purposes; therefore, Government should digitize Educational Technology Centres in Colleges of Education in North Eastern Nigeria by adequately providing both digital hard and soft ware facilities.

Keywords: Digitization; Educational Technology; Centres; Teaching; Colleges of Education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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