Title: Instructors’ Use of Blended Learning Strategy and Teaching Effectiveness in NTI Distance Education in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria

Issue Number: Vol. 5, No. 2
Year of Publication: Jun - 2019
Page Numbers: 48-63
Authors: Idongesit N Udosen, Eno-obong U. Ukpong
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


The study sought to obtain empirical evidence on the views of instructors and students on the application of blended learning strategy for teaching and learning in National Teachers’ Institute (NTI)’s Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Akwa Ibom State. The research design adopted was descriptive survey. Four research questions guided the study. Population of the study comprises 392 students and instructors of NTI Postgraduate Diploma programmes of Akwa Ibom State. A sample size of 94 students and 24 instructors were used for the study. The instrument used for data collection was a researcher’s made questionnaire captioned; Instructors’ and Students’ Perception on Use of Blended Learning Questionnaire (ISPUBLQ). Mean was used in answering the research questions while t-test was used in testing the hypotheses. It was found that, blended learning strategy has multiple benefits to teaching and learning of NTI programmes. Also, some challenges to integration of Blended learning were revealed. Recommendations were made to ensure that adequate provisions are made to enhance the integration of blended learning in NTI’s Postgraduate Diploma programmes of Akwa Ibom State.