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|Lecturers’ awareness and readiness towards the adoption of open educational resources for teaching in tertiary institutions in Niger state, Nigeria.
|Falode, O. C.
Ilufoye, T. O.
Awoyemi, I. D.
Usman, Z. N.
|Open Educational Resources
|International Journal of Education and Educational Research
|Falode, O. C., Ilufoye, T. O., Awoyemi, I. D. & Usman, Z. N. (2018). Lecturers’ awareness and readiness towards the adoption of open educational resources for teaching in tertiary institutions in Niger state, Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Educational Research, 1 (2), 1-14.
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|This study was carried out to investigate lecturers’ awareness and readiness towards the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) for teaching in tertiary institutions in Niger State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was employed and lecturers in tertiary institutions in Niger State were used as research sample. Four research questions guided the study and a 20-item questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by educational technology experts. Pilot test was carried out and reliability coefficients of 0.90 and 0.87 were respectively obtained for the two sections of the questionnaire. Data collected from the administration of the research instruments were analyzed using descriptive statistics of Mean and Standard Deviation. A decision rule was set, in which a mean score of 3.0 and above was considered Agreed, while a mean score below 3.0 were considered Disagreed. Findings revealed that lecturers have high awareness of OER with grand mean score of 4.02. Also, lecturers’ response indicated readiness to adopt Open Education Resources with a grand mean score of 3.94. Based on these findings, it was recommended that school administrators should encourage lecturers to adopt and use OER in teaching and learning setting by providing enabling environment.
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