ICT Skills Acquisition And Utilization In The Classroom Teaching Among Academic Staff Of Colleges Of Education In Southern Nigeria

This study is designed to determine the levels of ICT skill acquisition and ICT utilization in the classroom teaching among academic staff of Colleges of Education in Southern Nigeria, survey research design was adopted. A sample of 528 academic staff was drawn from schools of Science, Technical/Vocational Education, Art and Social Science, Languages and ECCE in three Colleges of Education in Southern Nigeria. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the sample from a population of 5279 staff. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire titled: ICT Skill Acquisition and Utilization for Classroom Teaching by Academic staff Questionnaire (ICTSAUQ). It was pre-tested and validated for reliability which yielded an index of 0.84. Data from 524 completed copies of the Questionnaire were analyzed using frequencies and percentages to answer research questions, and chi-square statistics was used for testing hypotheses. Findings have shown that the staff ICT skill acquisition was at low level, and the level of ICT skill utilization for classroom was low among the staff. The staff demographics (gender, age, years of teaching experience and academic qualifications) had no influence on ICT utilization for teaching among the staff.

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