INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) USAGE AS EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OYO STATE
Keywords:ICT usage, Covid-19 pandemic, Effective Teaching, Effective Learning, Tertiary institutions
This paper investigated ICT usage as a vital tool for effective teaching in tertiary institutions in Oyo State. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population was made up all the ten public tertiary institutions in Oyo State. The population comprised of 2,832 lecturers in the four selected tertiary institutions. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 531 lecturers. Purposive sampling method was used to select four tertiary institutions. Four research questions were raised and one hypothesis formulated. Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data for this study. Four types of questionnaires were administered respectively; Availability of ICT facilities (AICTF), Frequent Usage of ICT (FUICT), Teachers’ Attitude towards ICT Usage (TAICTU) and Challenges of Using ICT (CUICT). The reliability of the instrument was ascertained by using Chronbach Alpha. The reliability co-efficient of 0.71, 0.75, 0.70 and 0.81 was obtained. Simple percentage was used to answer research questions and Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to analyze the hypothesis. The findings revealed that ICT facilities were inadequate. It was recommended among others that: government, philanthropist and all education stakeholders should join hands to equip tertiary institutions of learning with ICT resources.