Perception of History of Education Students on Virtual Teaching-Learning Process During Covid-19 Pandemic in Kwara State Nigeria
Keywords:Perception, History of Education Students, Virtual Teaching-Learning Process, Covid-19 Pandemic, Kwara State
In Nigeria, the need for the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the introduction of a virtual teaching-learning process as an alternative to the face-to-face instructional approach. This study thus investigated the perception of history education students on the virtual teaching-learning process during COVID-19 pandemic in Kwara State, Nigeria. It examined the challenges of the virtual teaching-learning process during Covid-19 pandemic as perceived by history education students in Kwara State, and the level of the respondents’ willingness to further use virtual teaching-learning process after the pandemic. The research design employed for this study was the descriptive survey. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 248 respondents and the “Perception of Virtual Teaching-Learning Process Questionnaire” (PVTLPQ) was used to collect data for the study. At the end of the questionnaire administration, 235 copies were valid for data analysis. The method used to analyse the data collected were descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study revealed that some of the benefits of the virtual teaching-learning process were flexibility to the study at the time convenient to the learner and accommodating different types of learning styles. Lack of internet connectivity, epileptic power supply and lack of computer/phone devices were some of the identified challenges of the virtual teaching-learning process. Also, gender, age and level of study did not influence respondents’ perception of the virtual teaching-learning process. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that government and curriculum planners should integrate the virtual teaching-learning approach into the classroom instructional process so that both the students and their lecturers can be well acquainted with the use of ICT and be able to explore the benefits embedded in its usage.