USE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) IN THE TEACHING OF BASIC ELECTRICITY IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN ENUGU STATE
Keywords:Computer assisted instruction, Information and communication technology, electrical/electronics teachers
The study was designed to determine the use of CAI in the teaching of basic electricity in technical college in Enugu State. Two research questions in line with the purpose of the study were formulated while two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study was 85 electrical/electronics teachers and 185 year three technical college students studying electrical/electronics related craft works from the six education Zone in Enugu State. Purposive sampling was use to obtain a sample size of 246. A 23 item questionnaire was designed to collect data for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts. Cronbach Alpha Reliability coefficient was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument. The instrument yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.83 indicating that the instrument was highly reliable. The data collected from the research question which guided the study were answered using mean with standard deviation, whereas hypotheses were tested with t-test. The result of the study showed the guidelines for the use of CAI in the teaching of Basic Electricity and skills required by technical teacher in the use of CAI for the teaching of Basic Electricity in technical college in Enugu State. It was recommended that training and re-training programme should be organized to enable the students to develop the digital/soft skills needed in CAI instructional presentation and teachers in using CAI in lesson preparation should follow the skills and guidelines for effective usage.