UTILIZATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASED TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCH AMONG LECTURERS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OTUOKE, BAYELSA STATE NIGERIA

Bartholomew Oluchi Ukeh (PhD), Anslem Anayochukwu Anih (PhD)

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This study investigated the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) tools for teaching and research purposes among lecturers at Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study while two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The target population for the study comprised 546 lecturers. The sample size was 150 lecturers. The researchers used purposive random sampling technique to determine the sample size using 10% of lecturers’ population. Data were collected using structured questionnaire titled "Utilization of Artificial Intelligence-Based Tools for Teaching and Research Questionnaire (UAIBTTRQ)”. The questionnaire was validated by three research experts. The internal consistency of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha method with a reliability index of .81 which shows that the instrument was reliable. The two research questions were answered using mean ratings, standard deviation, and t-test statistics. The findings of the study showed a relatively low adoption of AI tools among Federal University Otuoke lecturers for teaching and research. The recommendations include organizing awareness workshops by the University Management, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, and considering the establishment of an AI Center or Hub for centralized support and information dissemination.


Keywords


Artificial Intelligence, Tools, Teaching, Research, Utilization, Lecturers

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