Lecturers’ Use of Multimedia Resources for Knowledge Transfer: A Study of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

  • Popoola A. Awogbami
Keywords: Meltimedia, Knowledge Transfer, Lecturers, Adeleke University

Abstract

This study investigated lecturers’ use of multimedia resources for knowledge transfer at Adeleke University. A descriptive survey design was employed. The study was conducted among the 84 full-time academic staff using census techniques. A self-developed was used to collect data from 84 lecturers out of which 80 questionnaires were adequately completed and retrieved for analysis making a 95.2% response rate. Data analysis involves the use of descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency counts and percentage distribution, mean and standard deviation as well as student t-test and multiple regression analysis. Findings revealed an overall moderate level of multimedia resource availability at Adeleke University (mean = 2.81) on the scale of 4points. The study also revealed a high extent of knowledge transfer among lecturers with the use of multimedia resources (mean = 2.99). The findings revealed that top among the factors militating against multimedia use includes lack of understanding of the benefits of multimedia facilities (mean = 2.89), high cost of technology (mean = 2.88), lack of perceived economic value of the multimedia resources (mean = 2.85) and inadequate capital on the part of individual lecturer to procure some of the multimedia resources for personal use (mean = 2.81). The findings revealed that slide prThis study investigated lecturers’ use of multimedia resources for knowledge transfer at Adeleke University. A descriptive survey design was employed. The study was conducted among the 84 full-time academic staff using census techniques. A self-developed was used to collect data from 84 lecturers out of which 80 questionnaires were adequately completed and retrieved for analysis making a 95.2% response rate. Data analysis involves the use of descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency counts and percentage distribution, mean and standard deviation as well as student t-test and multiple regression analysis. Findings revealed an overall moderate level of multimedia resource availability at Adeleke University (mean = 2.81) on the scale of 4points. The study also revealed a high extent of knowledge transfer among lecturers with the use of multimedia resources (mean = 2.99). The findings revealed that top among the factors militating against multimedia use includes lack of understanding of the benefits of multimedia facilities (mean = 2.89), high cost of technology (mean = 2.88), lack of perceived economic value of the multimedia resources (mean = 2.85) and inadequate capital on the part of individual lecturer to procure some of the multimedia resources for personal use (mean = 2.81). The findings revealed that slide presentation (β = 2.494, t = 4.067, p<.05); use of projector (β = 0.075, t = .077, p<.05) and Internet use (β = 4.551, t = 9.242, p<.05) were shown to significantly influenced knowledge transfer among the lecturers. Arising from the findings, recommendations were made.

Keywords: Meltimedia, Knowledge Transfer, Lecturers, Adeleke University

Published
2020-08-25
Section
Articles

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