TEACHER VARIABLES AND USE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (CAIM) IN UPPER BASIC SOCIAL STUDIES IN KWARA STATE

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2016

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Educational Technology Department, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Abstract

Teachers are the most important agents for the successful implementation of educational programme. They play vital roles on educational innovations and their application in teaching and learning process to assist learners in the acquisition of concrete and rewarding school experience, Social Studies teachers are not exception. This study examined teacher variables and use of Computer Assisted Instructional Materials (CAIM) in Upper Basic Social Studies in Kwara State. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population for this study covered all upper basic social studies teachers in Kwara State. Sample for this study comprised 150 respondents sampled through a stratified random sampling technique. The instrument was a questionnaire titled “Computer Assisted Instructional Materials in Social Studies Assessment Checklist (CAIMSSAC)” with a reliability 0f 0.83. The data collected were analysed using percentage for the research questions while hypotheses were tested using t-test statistic. The findings of the study showed that CAIM are not frequently used by Social Studies teachers for instructional purposes. Only computer systems are occasionally used for information processing and storage. The study revealed that there is no statistically significant different between male and female (t=0.12, p>0.05), qualified and unqualified teachers (t=0.02, p>0.05), and experienced and less experienced Social Studies teachers (t=0.27, p>0.05) on the use of CAIM. Based on these findings, it was recommended that teachers should be encouraged to be computer literate and frequently use CAIM for teaching. Regular workshops, seminars, and in-service training should be organised to improve teachers’ efficiency on the usage of CAIM.

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Nigeria Journal of Educational Technology

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Social Studies, Computer Assisted Instructional Materials, Upper Basic Schools, Teacher variables

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Olokooba, I. N. & Abdulsalam, A. A. (2016). Teacher variables and use of Computer Assisted Instructional Materials (CAIM) in upper basic Social Studies in Kwara State. Nigeria Journal of Educational Technology 1 (2), 124-131

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