PERCEPTION OF FACILITATORS ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE USE OF MOBILE PHONE FOR INSTRUCTION IN ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMMES IN IBADAN METROPOLIS
This study investigated the perception of facilitators on the use of mobile phone for instruction in adult literacy programmes. The survey research design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique used in selecting fifty (50) participants for the study. Data collected through a set of researcher-designed questionnaire were analysed using descriptive statistics of simple percentages and frequency counts. Results revealed that facilitators have a positive perception on the use of mobile phone for administrative and instructional purposes (Weighted Average (WA) = 3.15). Challenges likely to be faced by adult literacy facilitators in the use of mobile phones in adult literacy programmes include lack of adequate training (mean=3.24), limited number of file formats supported by a specific mobile phone (mean=3.00), additional time needed to develop learning materials for delivery on mobile phone (mean=3.20), risk of distraction (mean=3.00), insufficient knowledge and skills of facilitators on mobile phone use (mean=2.84) and the appropriate content and language of instruction (mean=3.04, SD=0.75). It was recommended based on these findings that government at all levels should endeavour to organise regular and adequate training for facilitators on the use of mobile phone for adult learning.
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