EXPERIMENTAL BROADCAST OF LECTURES IN A SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY

L. Adeyanju, G. Kamkan, Y. Ajibade, A. Adekomi, L. Oyewusi, M. Oyeniran

Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife (NIGERIA)
Berhman (1974) puts it that on line instruction does not presupposes that learners performance will get improved;however in the developing countries of the world, Nigeria inclusive, it has been found that a large number of school going youth do not get placement in higher institutions of learning because of overpopulation of learners.There are over a million students that enroll for the University Matriculation Examinations in Nigeria for which only about 20% get placement on an annual basis. This fact explains the stress on teachers learners and facilities; and problem of using the traditional methods of instruction to teach.
It is felt that with deart of instructional materials, inadequate space, facilities and poor funding from the Federal Government of Nigeria, and the continuous large numbers of students that need university education, an innovative way of instructional delivery system is imperative.
The experimental study of delivery of instructional broadcast to over 300 education students that offered a course in Educational Technology DET 202 during the last session, was tested with students at two different locations to find out if students learning problems and shortage of space and infrastructures, costs of education and time of learning could be improved.
The series of nine lectures were presented by seven lecturers that were trained on methods of delivery using the television. Two tests were taken using a designed questionnaire on a pre and post tests basis to find out if the strategy is worth the exercise. Analysed data showed interesting results.
Lectures were completed early in a manageable environment, learners were excited, attention of learners was arrested and some improvement was noted when the final examination was taken. Conclusively, instability of electricity was experienced at the beginning of the experiment for which the university administration had to solve.