The Teacher, Communication and Educational Technology for Sustainable National Development

Adeyanju, 'Lade Joel (1999)


The study investigates the attitude of the teacher to the use of educational technology for communicating with learners in the higher education system. A survey of 120 randomly selected subjects comprising 20 teachers and 100 undergraduates of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife responded to a questionnaire on the teacher, communication and educational technology for sustainable national development (TECESND). The descriptive statistics of mean scores and percentages were used to analyse the data. Results emanating from the study showed that some instructional materials like boards, text books, charts and regalia were used by teachers to teach in their various disciplines. In some cases visitations and field trips by teachers and students were encouraged. There is a need to mount up training programmes on the use of 'hardware' materials for teachers. Industrialists, medical and paramedical staff and teachers in training would benefit from easy and effective communication. By so doing, educational technology would be contributing to sustainable national development.