Lecturers’ Awareness and Readiness towards the Adoption of Open Educational Resources for Teaching in Tertiary Institutions in Niger State, Nigeria

  • E. O. Owolabi
  • O. C. Falode Ph.D.
Keywords: Interactive Whiteboard, Attitude, Self-Efficacy, Educational technology, Electronic learning


This study investigated attitudes and self-efficacy towards the utilization of interactive whiteboards (IWB) among university lecturers in North Central, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was employed for the study and 315 participants were selected through a multi-stage sampling technique. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study and a 20-item questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was subjected to both validation and reliability checks. Data obtained from the administration of the research instrument were analysed using descriptive statistics of Mean and Standard Deviation for research questions and inferential statistics of z-test for research hypotheses. A decision rule was set, in which a mean score of 2.5 and above was considered agreed, while a mean score below 2.5 was considered disagreed. Findings revealed that lecturers’ attitudes and self-efficacy towards the utilization of interactive whiteboards (IWB) were positive with a mean score of 3.02 and 2.70 out of possible 4.0. Also, gender as a moderating variable had an influence on lecturers’ attitude and self-efficacy towards utilization of interactive whiteboard. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that lecturers in tertiary institutions should be encouraged to adopt Interactive Whiteboard in order to enhance their teaching. This can be achieved through the provision of enabling work environment that supports the use of information and communication technology in the teaching and learning process.


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Author Biographies

E. O. Owolabi

Department of Educational Technology, School of Science and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.

O. C. Falode, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Technology, School of Science and Technology Education, Federal University of
Technology, Minna, Nigeria.


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How to Cite
Owolabi, E. O., & Falode, O. C. (2021). Lecturers’ Awareness and Readiness towards the Adoption of Open Educational Resources for Teaching in Tertiary Institutions in Niger State, Nigeria. GPH-International Journal of Educational Research, 4(05), 41-51. Retrieved from http://gphjournal.org/index.php/er/article/view/420