ASSESSMENT OF TEACHERS’ PREPAREDNESS FOR INSTRUCTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY DIGITAL CLASSROOMS: PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO METROPOLIS AS CASE STUDY.

Gbenga Olaniyi EFUNWOLE, Ph.D(1), Toyosi ADENIRAN(2),


(1) Department of Science and Technology Education, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria.
(2) Department of Science and Technology Education, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria.
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Abstract


Integration and usage of digital skills in classroom is a recent development in the black continent. The introduction of Information Technology (IT) into instructional delivery process now make the act of teaching and learning easier, accessible and more effective. Despite availability of ICTs, some teachers find it difficult to use IT for classroom instruction in today’s digital world. This paper assessed teacher’s preparedness for instruction in the 21st century digital classrooms. Descriptive survey research design was adopted and researchers’ developed 20-items questionnaire were used as instrument for data collection. Consequently, the study revealed the attendant benefits that the common digital skills contribute to the quality of classroom instructions. It also showed that teachers’ level of preparedness for technology integration and use in 21st century classroom is high (71%) and effective (96%); despite constraints (29%). The study concluded that technology advancement will improve teaching and learning, and other educational services in public and private schools. The paper recommended that government /proprietors of schools to adequately provide ICT infrastructures and regularly update them, in order to overcome the laickadaisical attitude of teachers’ preparedness for classroom instruction.

Keywords


Teacher’s Preparedness, Instruction, 21st Century, Digital Classroom, Secondary Schools

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