Pedagogical, Technical and Social Affordance of Moodle Usage during the Covid-19 Era: Senior High School Teachers Perspective (Published)
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the pedagogical, technical, and social affordance of Moodle usage during the COVID-19 era with the focus on Senior High School teachers in the Greater Accra Region. The positivist research paradigm and quasi-experimental research design was adopted for the study. The purposive sampling procedure was used to sample 200 respondents for the study. The Cronbach alpha value of 0.89 was obtained on the structured questionnaire. Among the three affordances (pedagogical, technical, and social) of Moodle usage, the findings of the study revealed that there was no statistically significant influence of SHS teacher’s pedagogical affordance on Moodle usage in the Greater Accra region. Moreover, the findings showed a statistical significance influence on SHS teacher technical affordance and social affordance respectively. It is recommended that frequent in-service training and refresher courses on the pedagogical aspect of the Moodle platform should be organized for SHS teacher to enable them gain mastery and competencies in the pedagogical aspect of Moodle usage.
The aim of the study was to examine the use of modern technology for teaching by business educators in COVID-19 Era in public universities in Edo State. The population of the study was one hundred and eighty nine (189) business educators in universities in Edo and Delta States as at January, 2021. The entire population was used for the study; therefore there was no sampling. Three research questions gave credence to the study and one hypothesis was formulated. A descriptive survey was adopted for the study, and a 32-item structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Four experts validated the instrument. The reliability was tested using Cronbach alpha which yielded 0.82 was obtained as reliability co-efficient value. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. The formulated null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 alpha level with a t-test inferential statistics. The findings revealed that business educators make use of moodle/sloodle; online collaboration; and crowdsourcing to a very low extent in teaching during this covid-19 era. The finding further revealed that male lecturers do not differ significantly from female lecturers in the use of modern technology in teaching. Against this back drop it was recommended that management of various institutions should embark on training of its staff for the use of modern technology to teach during the Covid-19 era.