Application of E-Devices in Teaching and its Effectiveness in State Universities in Nigeria

  • O. S. Oludeyi Department of Sociological Studies,Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • S. O. Adekalu Department of Human Resources Development, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang Selangor, Malaysia
  • A. K. Shittu Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Electronic Devices, ICT Literacy, Learning Effectiveness, Teaching Performance, Universities


Since ICT has become a new and pervasive supplementary tool in teaching job, this descriptive survey research examines the application of electronic devices in teaching and its influence on teaching effectiveness of academic staff of Nigeria universities. Tai Solarin University of Education and Olabisi Onabanjo University, both in Ogun State, were used as case studies. The study population comprises all the students and lecturers in the two universities. Multi-stage sampling technique utilizing proportional random sampling was used to select the study sample. In choosing the sample size, each university was grouped into strata based on colleges/faculties amounting to ten colleges/faculties and 20 participants (10 students and 10 lecturers) were selected from each department. Hence a total of 400 pre-tested questionnaires were administered on the sample size. Two versions of the instrument was prepared; one for the students and the other for the lecturers. However, 336 were returned and analysed using frequency counts percentages and chi-square statistics. The study revealed that application of electronic devices in teaching significantly influences lecturers’ performance and teaching quality. Though instruction delivered using electronic devices were found to be adequate for students’ knowledge acquisition, students low level of ICT literacy seriously undermines teaching performance and effectiveness. Consequent upon these findings, the study recommends a mass ICT literacy programs (especially its appreciation) for Nigerian students


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How to Cite
Oludeyi, O. S., Adekalu, S. O., & Shittu, A. K. (2018, September 28). Application of E-Devices in Teaching and its Effectiveness in State Universities in Nigeria. African Journal of Education,Science and Technology, 2(2), pp 125-133. Retrieved from