Investigating E-Learning Utilisation during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in Southwestern Nigeria

Adetona, Z.A and OGUNYEMI, J and Oduntan, O.E. (2021) Investigating E-Learning Utilisation during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in Southwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 12 (5). pp. 893-899. ISSN 2229-5518

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At its peak, the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria forced the country into a social lockdown that prevented all normal activities including education. The Nigerian Ministry of education and other educational institutions in Nigeria introduced e-learning during the pandemic lockdown. The e-learning activities were carried out with many challenges faced by institutions’ management, ICT staff, lecturers, and students alike. The focus of this paper is to investigate the e-learning utilisation during the period of COVID-19 lockdown. In carrying out this research, the survey approach was employed to generate data for the study in the South-West of Nigeria. This was achieved through the circulation of copies of a questionnaire electronically after personal interviews with certain personnel. The population sample for the study comprised students from the South-West part of the country while the respondents were from various tertiary institutions and locations in the area. The results showed that e-learning was employed for various aspects of learning including lectures (87.7%), quizzes (37.8%), assignments (69.6%), practical classes (15.2%) and examination (17.4). A total of 88% of respondents indicated understanding of the concept of e-learning while only 12% outrightly indicated they did not understand the concept. Only 9.2% of the respondents have 100% concentration during the online classes. Over 70% of the whole sample was apathetic to online learning while only 9.3% prefer it to traditional teaching. The study revealed that educational stakeholders should improve upon and extend the gains of e-learning during to take fuller effect post-COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 lockdown, E-learning challenges, ICT infrastructure, online learning, Southwestern Nigeria
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Oluwabukola Olayiwola
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 14:58
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 14:58

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