UNDERGRADUATES’ ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION TOOLS FOR PEDAGOGICAL EXPERIENCE IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Nathaniel Samuel (PhD), Adetayo Adekunle Adebanjo (PhD), Samuel Adenubi Onasanya (PhD)

Abstract


This study investigated the university undergraduates’ accessibility and utilisation of electronic communication and collaboration (Facebook, Linkedin, Google +, 2go, Friendster, Twitter, Myspace, YouTube, Blogger.com WhatsApp and Slideshare) tools for pedagogical experiences. The study was descriptive of a survey type; which purposively sampled respondents from seven (7) universities in Oyo State, Nigeria. A total of 876 out of 900 respondents participated in the study, which comprised 442 males and 434 females.Researcher-designed questionnaire was used for the collection of data. Research questions that guided the study were analysed using frequency counts, percentages and mean scores; while independent t-test and Analsis of Variance were used to test the research hypotheses on undergraduates’ gender and course of study. The results indicated that the frequently utilized electronic communication and collaboration tools for pedagogic experiences by the students include: WhatsApp, Facebook, Slideshare, Myspace and Blogger.com. The study revealed no significant difference on the access and use of electronic communication and collaboration tools for learning based on undergraduates’ gender and course of study. It was recommended among others that university students should be encouraged to use electronic communication and collaboration tools for pedagogic experiences irrespective of their gender and course of study.

Keywords


Pedagogic Experience, Course of Study, Tertiary Students, Gender, Online Communication Tools

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