BASIC EDUCATION TEACHERS’ INTEREST IN THE USE OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN TEACHING WITHIN OYIGBO METROPOLIS, RIVERS STATE
- Open Educational Resources,
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Open Educational Resources have been observed to be efficient and accessible to teachers and learners. Thus, this study seeks to examine teachers’ interest in the use of Open Educational Resources in classroom teaching in Oyigbo metropolis, Rivers State. 123 basic education teachers from four junior secondary schools in Oyigbo metropolis formed the population of the study. Teachers’ Open Educational Resources Interest Inventory (TOERII) was developed by the researchers and used for data collection. Spearman rank order correlation coefficient was used to test the stability and consistency of the instrument and the value r=0.67 was obtained. This value determines the consistency and stability of the instrument. 55 teachers were sampled using purposive sampling techniques and used for the study. The study was guided by three research questions and three hypotheses. Research questions were answered using mean, standard deviation, percentage and presented with pie charts while the hypotheses were tested with one-sample t-test and independent t-test for hypotheses one and two respectively. The study reveals positive interest of OER on teachers’ use in classroom teaching. The authors therefore, recommend that awareness should be emphasized to encourage more basic education teachers’ patronage of OER.