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UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES BY ACADEMICS IN FEDERAL COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

 This study investigated the Utilization of Information and Communication technology by academics in Federal Colleges of Education in South East Nigeria. The main objective of the study is to find out the use of ICT in teaching, learning and research process in Federal Colleges of Education in South East Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was used in carrying out the study. The population one thousand and ten (1010) academic staff members was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire and observation checklist. The data was analyzed using percentages and mean. The results from the analysis revealed that there are ICT facilities available for use by academics in F.C.E in South East Nigeria; that the academics utilizes the ICT resources to a low extent in teaching, learning and research. The findings also revealed that the available ICT resources suffered disuse as very few academics use the resources. The findings also revealed that the nine items identified in the table as problems encountered with the use of ICT resources by academics includes inadequate funds, poor power supply, poor knowledge of how to utilize the ICT facilities by the academics, insufficient of ICT facilities in colleges, Dearth of qualified man power, nonchalant attitude of the policy makers, lack of partnering with non-governmental and governmental organization, lack of training, and lack of national ICT policies. Strategies that can be adopted to enhance ICT utilization by academics includes adoption and implementation of local and international information policy, provision of alternative power supply, organizing seminars, conferences and workshops, train all categories of academics in ICT proficiency, partnering with non-governmental organization, provision of adequate fund to institutions of higher learning, increase recruitment of academic staff strength, provision of ICT facilities among others. The findings revealed that the purposes of using ICT resources were to carry out research, storage of information (examination records in CD-ROM, flash drives and floppy diskettes), using computer for power point presentation, searching, storing, disseminating and retrieving information, broadcasting educational program and connecting with colleagues among others. Academics in F.C.E in South East require some ICT training needs such as in Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). Word processing, data base management, Power Point application skills etc.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages84 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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