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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(9), 653-658
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-9-6
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Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana

Brain Aheto-Domi1, , Sumaila Issah2 and Jacqueline Edem Akosua Dorleku3

1Department of Vocational Education, Peki College of Education, Peki, Ghana

2Department of Creative Art, Bia Lamplighter College of Education, Sefwi Debiso, Ghana

3Department of Education, St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe, Ghana

Pub. Date: September 14, 2020

Cite this paper:
Brain Aheto-Domi, Sumaila Issah and Jacqueline Edem Akosua Dorleku. Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(9):653-658. doi: 10.12691/education-8-9-6

Abstract

COVID 19 has thrown a new challenge to tutors in the colleges of education in Ghana. The purpose of this study was to examine tutors’ readiness in the use of virtual/digital learning classrooms in the Colleges of Education in Ghana. The study employed an analytical survey design. The study targeted tutors in the colleges of education in Ghana. The sample size for the study was 590 (495 tutors and 95 students). Focused group discussion was used to validate the data obtained from the tutors that is why the tutor number is greater than that of the students. The instruments used for data collection were questionnaire and focused-group discussion. The hypotheses formulated for the study were tested using Pearson point-biserial correlation coefficient. The study found that tutors have not acquired any formal training in how to do the blended learning and also use virtual learning platforms in their lesson deliveries. The study also revealed that tutors’ pedagogical skills in delivering virtual lessons have a positive relationship on students’ achievement. The study recommended that tutors should be adequately trained on how to use virtual learning platforms. The study again recommended that all colleges of education should have a robust LMS that would curb future occurrences, and policies on LMS should be implemented.

Keywords:
virtual learning ICT ICT tools education teaching learning tutors SAMR learning management system

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