Instructional Technology Skills Development in Faculty Staff: A Tool for Effective Teaching and Learning in Nigeria Tertiary Education

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
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8:00am to 9:30am
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Gardenia
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The paper examined Nigerian faculty staff exposure and training on instructional delivery skills with three hundred Nigerian lecturers from three Universities from the South Nigeria using a questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using means, percentages, and graphs. The findings revealed that most of the sampled lectures are not conversant with emerging trends in instruction, but indicated interest in updating their skills given the opportunity. This paper thus proposes the establishment of Instructional Technology units in Nigeria tertiary institutions where faculty/staff can be periodically exposed to techniques in instructional delivery and get solutions to instructional problems.And the exposure of students to emerging technologies in learning.

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    3)Sara McNeil (n.d ) Definition of Instructional Technology: Available at:http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Instructional_technology

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