STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) FACILITIES IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ELECTRONICS WORKS IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN RIVERS STATE
Keywords:ICT Facilities, Electronics Works, learning of Electronics Works
The purpose of the study was to determine the strategies for improving the use of ICT facilities in the teaching and learning of Electronics Works in Technical Colleges in Rivers 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 10 Electronics Works teachers and 80 Electronics Works students from the four Technical Colleges in Rivers State. There was no sampling as the population was manageable. A twenty 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 which stood at 0.96. The data collected for the research questions 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 extrinsic and intrinsic related strategies for improving the use of ICT facilities in the teaching and learning of Electronics Works in Technical Colleges in Rivers State. It was recommended that technical, especially, Electronics Works workshops should be adequately equipped with ICT facilities.