Microelectronics Design in Educational Apps for Technical Education Learning in Pandemic Eras

Authors

  • A. O. Ezeama Department of Mechatronic Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, NIGERIA.
  • P. I. Obe Department of Industrial Technical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, NIGERIA.
  • R. N. Ezeama Department of Education Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka, Enugu State, NIGERIA.
  • V. Oguejiofor Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka, Enugu State, NIGERIA.

Keywords:

microelectronics, technical education, educational apps, coronavirus pandemic

Abstract

In the educational sector where the study was conducted to determine effect of pandemics in the use of microelectronics in design of educational apps for online learning in technical education in Nigeria. The population for the study was 302 people made up of 264 technical college teachers in both public and private schools and 38 school administrators. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire. The return rate of the instrument was 96%. Three experts validated the instruments. A pilot study of 10 school administrators and 30 technical college teachers were conducted. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to test for the reliability. The total reliability coefficient of ~.79 was obtained for the instrument. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t test was employed to test the null hypotheses at ~.05 and ~.01 levels of significance. Also, MATLAB application was used to give graphical views of critical relations in the study. The major findings were: (1) A good of number of private technical education have ICT facilities and staff than most public technical education schools. (2) There is no significant difference between the use of ICT skills of teachers in the pre-COVID-19 era because the F-tab of 6.64 and 18.0 at 5% and 1% levels of significances respectively as against F-cal of 0.0014. (3) There is significant difference on the income of technical education administrators since the introduction of EduApps in teaching and learning because the F-tab of 6.64 and 18.0 at 5% and 1% levels of significances respectively as against F-cal of 2.82. It was recommended that technical colleges should be well equipped with Internet of Things facilities and competent technology skilled technical teachers, ICT experts and functional computer laboratory in other to enhance the teaching and learning in technical education.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v40i1.13

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2021-01-04 — Updated on 2021-01-14

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Computer, Telecommunications, Software, Electrical & Electronics Engineering