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Issues in Scientific Research
Vol.1 (4),pp. 45-51, June 2016
ISSN 2408-7513
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Article 16/ID/SRJ018/ 07 pages
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Original Research Article

Effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on students’ interest in basic electricity

1*Okorieocha Christopher Ndudi and 2Eronini Udoeze Chinedu

1Industrial Technology Education Department,Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Nigeria.
2Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education,Department of Technical Education, Owerri,Nigeria.

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date Received: March 28, 2016     date Accepted: May 28, 2016     date Published: June 22, 2016


This study investigated the effect of information and communications technology (ICT) on student’s interest in basic electricity in technical colleges in Rivers State. The interest of students’ taught with ICT was compared with that of those taught with the conventional teaching methods (CTM). Three research questions guided the study while three null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. A quasi-experimental design was used. Population of the study was 123 students. Basic electricity interest inventory (BEII) instrument was developed, validated and used for data collection. Reliability of BEII was .94. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while ANCOVA was used to test the hypotheses. Findings of the study revealed that ICT has significant effect on students’ interest in basic electricity. The effect of ICT and gender combined in students’ interest in basic electricity was significant. ICT is a necessary instructional technique to enhance students’ interest. It is recommended that government and professional bodies like Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology (NATT) should organize workshops, conferences and seminars as to train and encourage teachers on the use of this innovative technique.

Key words: Information and communication technology, students, interest, basic electricity

Okorieocha and Eronini