Internet Skills for Expediting Students’ Learning
Bakare Shola Francis1, Azlan Bin Abdul Latib2, Yusri Bin Kamin3, Mohd. Safarin Nordin4, Kamalularifin Subari5
1Bakare Shola Francis *, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria.
2Azlan Bin Abdul Latib, Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
3Yusri Bin Kamin, Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
4Mohd. Safarin Nordin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
5Kamalularifin Subari is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 5 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1893-1897 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4460098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4460.098319
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Abstract: The accomplishment of any educational system despite the strategic design depends to a large extent on the quality of teachers. Therefore, this study was carried out to determine the internet skills needs of vocational and technology teachers to facilitate students’ learning in Nigeria technical and vocational institutions. The study adopted a survey research design. The population for the study consisted of 215 technology and vocational education teachers from Six (6) south western states of Nigeria. A research question was developed to guide the study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents which was duly validated by experts. Cronbach Alpha reliability technique was used to determine the internal consistency of the questionnaire items at 0.91. Data collected were analysed through Confirmatory factor Analysis (CFA) using Statistics Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Analysis Moment of statistics (AMOS). After a preliminary analysis (descriptive), data from respondents were found suitable for inclusion in Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The CFA was performed and the results of the analysis support the one-factor model of the internet skills component for facilitating students’ learning. The study found that technology teachers require nine (9) internet proficiencies under investigation. Thus, it was recommended that conferences, workshops, seminars, training and retraining programmes should be organized at regular interval for teachers in order to enhance their competency for the purpose of boosting their performance in teaching.
Keywords: Competency Improvement, Teaching, and Learning, Vocational and Technology, Internet Skills, Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
Scope of the Article: Internet of Things