Authors : I.A. Ajayi
Abstract: This study examines the use of ICT for teaching in Colleges of Education in South West Nigeria. Five general questions and 5 hypotheses were raised. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted in the study. The sample consisted of 300 lecturers selected from 6 Colleges of Education using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. A self designed questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The data collected was analyzed using frequency counts, percentage scores and t-test statistic. All the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 significance. The study revealed that ICT facilities such as internet, electronic notice boards and projectors were not available in some of the colleges and ICT facilities were not adequately used for teaching in the Colleges. It was also found that the capacity for the use of ICT for teaching was low. The major problems of using ICT for teaching include epileptic supply of electricity, inadequate ICT facilities and lecturers incompetence in the use of ICT facilities. The study also revealed that Federal and State Colleges of Education were not significantly different in terms of availability and use of ICT facilities for teaching. Based on the findings, recommendations were made on how to ensure effective use of ICT for teaching in the Colleges.
I.A. Ajayi , 2008. Towards Effective Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Teaching in Nigerian Colleges of Education. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 7: 210-214.