UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF OFFICE PRACTICE BY LECTURERS IN UNIVERSITIES IN EBONYI STATE FOR ENHANCED SKILL ACQUISITION
Keywords:office practice, Information and Communication Technology, Skill acquisition
The main purpose of this study was to assess the utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning of office practice by lecturers in universities for enhance skill acquisition in Ebonyi State. Descriptive survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study consists of 36 lecturers in the department of Business Education drawn from the two universities in Ebonyi State. The entire population was studied due to the manageable size. Three research questions guided the study. Mean was used to analyze the data collected. It was found that all the ICT resources identified for teaching Office Practice were available but were not utilized. This study also revealed that certain constraints like inadequate ICT resources, erratic power supply hindered the effective, utilization of ICT in teaching and learning of Office Practice by lecturers. It was recommended that lecturers be encouraged to undergo effective training on the utilization of ICT resources in delivering their lectures and that enabling environment should be provided for teachers and students to utilize ICT facilities teaching and learning process.