Science Teachers' Perception of ICT Capacity Building Workshop in Akwa Ibom State Secondary Schools, Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined science teachers' perception of ICT capacity building workshop in Akwa Ibom State secondary schools. The design for the study was a descriptive survey. The census of 295 science teachers from Uyo Local Government Area that attended a 3-day ICT capacity building workshop was used for the study. One research question and two hypotheses guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire on ICT capacity building workshop. The instrument reliability was Cronbach's alpha coefficient: .86. Data for answering the research question was analysed using mean and standard deviation while t-test was used for testing the hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Findings revealed that science teachers’ perception of ICT capacity building workshop was low as most science teachers lacked clear understanding of what benefits ICT capacity building workshop may afford them. The findings also indicated that facilities were grossly inadequate to effectively equip science teachers with knowledge of ICTs during capacity building workshops. The findings also showed that the frequency of use of ICT capacity building workshop was a once- in-a-year event and this was too short a duration for any meaningful utilization of ICT technologies in instructional delivery to adequately enhance ICT knowledge among learners. Based on these findings, recommendation amongst others; was that ICT capacity building workshop should be more frequently organized in the state to update science teachers' knowledge on ICTs for lesson delivery.
Key Words: Capacity building workshop, ICTs, Perception, Science teachers
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