EFFECTS OF USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING AMONG SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.
- English language,
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This study investigated availability and utilization of multimedia for effective teaching and learning of English language skills in the selected secondary schools in Osun State. Specifically, the study determined the availability of digital teaching and learning resources for acquisition of skills in English language in Osun State; assessed the competence of English language teachers in utilizing digital teaching resources; determined the extent of utilizing digital teaching resources by English language teachers for skills acquisition; determined the extent of English language students utilizing the available digital learning resources and identified the impediments to effective utilization of digital teaching and learning resources for English language skills acquisition in Osun State. Data were collected based on validated questionnaire. Cronbach’s Alpha method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument with reliability coefficient of 0.73. 600 and 300 copies of students and teachers questionnaire were administered through the help of trained research assistants. The findings of the research revealed that digital learning resources were not adequately unavailable to students or teachers for utilization. The findings also showed that there are impediments for effective utilization of digital learning resources which are inadequate funds, inadequate trained personnel to handle digital learning resources, poor or epileptic power supply and inadequate supply of computer hardware. Based on the findings, it was recommended that efforts should be made by Government to equip the schools with more digital teaching and learning resources that will bring efficient and effective teaching and learning. Government should also encourage secondary schools by providing stable power supply and adequate training should be given to teachers through seminars, conferences and workshop to update their knowledge on modern digital teaching and learning resources.