Assessment of the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission Interactive Learning Platforms during COVID-19 Lockdown in Nigeria

  • Dr Afeez Jinadu International Centre for Educational Evaluation, University of Ibadan
  • Dr Motunrayo Oyaremi Fits Helpline Educational Consult Ibadan
  • Dr Modinat Rufai Oyo State Teaching Service Commission Ibadan
Keywords: Assessement, Interactive, Learning, Lockdown, Platform

Abstract

The study assessed the member response rate to the Oyo state teaching service commission (TESCOM) interactive learning platforms during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The sample comprised 3,388 respondents drawn from five online learning platforms (Arts, science, commercial, general and staffroom). Two instruments, Response Rate Factor Questionnaire-Survey monkey (r = 0.83) and participant online direct recording (π = 0.76), were used to collect data at three different intervals. Frequency counts and analysis of variance were used to analyse the data collected. Those online at the time of data collection were 59 (5.2%) for science, 23 (4.3%) for arts, 24 (6.4%) for commercial, 84 (7.4%) for general study and 96 (48.5%) in the staff room platform. A significant difference in member response rate was observed across the learning platforms [F(4,10) = 4.374; p= 0.027< 0.05]. Bonferroni post hoc analysis shown by mean plot revealed that general studies platform had the highest mean score (M=169.0) in terms of members response online followed by staffroom (M=79.0) and lastly commercial platform (M=32.67). It was deduced from the findings that members across the TESCOM interactive learning platforms do not respond online the same way by participating on the respective interactive platform to which they belong. Therefore, TESCOM should ensure that teachers and students actively engage in online learning platforms for better teaching and learning.

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Author Biographies

Dr Afeez Jinadu, International Centre for Educational Evaluation, University of Ibadan

Afeez Tunde Jinadu, a research fellow with research interests in Testing, Assessment, Evaluation and Science Education with emphasis on the educational media and digital technologies. His past researches span development of educational media, and assessment of learning. His current research focuses on data management, media and digital technologies for researchers in behavioural sciences. He is a co-author of books, author of chapters in books, articles in leading journals and conference proceedings in the education, science and media fields. He holds a PhD in Educational Evaluation and is the Director of Studies, Centre for Educational Research and Management Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr Motunrayo Oyaremi, Fits Helpline Educational Consult Ibadan
  1. Motunrayo Kafilat Oyaremi holds a PhD in Educational Evaluation from the University of Ibadan. She was a federal government of Nigeria scholar (2000-2005) at the University of Ibadan Nigeria where she graduated as best graduating student from the Department of Theatre Arts. She specialises in early childhood and girl education with a bias for child engagement for learning. Her research interest is on access, retention and completion of children and girls' education projects (GEP) in Nigeria and beyond. AS an administrator of high repute, she is the proprietress, Fits Helpline Educational Consult Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dr Modinat Rufai , Oyo State Teaching Service Commission Ibadan

Modinat Dasola Rufai holds a PhD in Educational Evaluation and Science Education from the University of Ibadan. She is currently the Head of the science department, People’s Girls Grammar School Molete Ibadan under Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM). Her area of research interest is in teaching and learning of science education and educational evaluation. She is a long-standing member of the Science Teacher Association of Nigeria (STAN).

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Published
2021-03-09
How to Cite
Jinadu, A. T., Oyaremi, M. K., & Rufai, M. D. (2021). Assessment of the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission Interactive Learning Platforms during COVID-19 Lockdown in Nigeria. Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research , 3(1), 37-44. https://doi.org/10.51986/ijer-2021.vol3.01.04