Academic Staff Perception on Effective Planning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Distance Learning Programme
AbstractThis study investigated the academic staff perception on effective planning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in distance learning
programme. A research question and null hypothesis guided the conduct of
the study. The survey design was adopted and a researcher - developed
questionnaire containing 18 items was used to collect data from 259
academic staff in the tertiary institutions in Anambra State. Mean and t-test were used in answering the research question and null hypothesis.
Prominent among the major findings of the study were the use of electronic mail (e-mail), electronic notice board, internet, video conferencing, facsimile machine (fax), disc player, satellite telecommunication, slide audio cassette
etc in distance learning programme. It was recommended that:
Government/institutions should provide among other things, a website or be
connected to internet and procure up to date computers with genuine spare
parts and competent computer operators. Again, government should liaise
with media houses, information and communication technology providers
and other relevant bodies in enhancing distance learning.
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