Open Access Peer-reviewed

A Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) Based Learning Package for Electrical and Electronics Technology-Issues on Acceptability and Usability in Nigeria

Ayotola AREMU1,, Bamidele Michael EFUWAPE2

1Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

2Vocational and Technical Education Department, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria

American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(2), 41-48. DOI: 10.12691/education-1-2-2
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

This study reported the use of a Free Open Source Software (FOSS), the Microsoft Learning Content Development System (Ms LCDS) to design and develop a learning package in electrical and electronic technology for teaching thermionic emission and investigated the acceptability and usability of the learning package. This study adopted a descriptive survey design. 80 students of electrical and electronics engineering and technology were randomly selected from two higher institutions in the country. A structured questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.89 was used for data collection. Six research questions were raised and data collected was analysed using mean, standard deviation and Multiple Regression at 0.05 level of significance. The research findings revealed high acceptability and usability levels of the learning package (Mean=5.14 and Mean=3.35 respectively). A significant joint effect of self-efficacy, attitude and subjective satisfaction was revealed on acceptability (F (3, 76) =9.458; p<0.05) while a significant joint effect of perceived enjoyment, self-efficacy, attitude and subjective satisfaction was revealed on usability (F (4, 75) =9.418; p<0.05). Based on the findings, it is recommended amongst other things that computer assisted materials or packages be developed for topics that may need some extra support to teach.

Keywords:

traditional teaching approach, electrical and electronics technology, technology-based learning package, FOSS, LCDS, acceptability, usability
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