The Utilization of Social Media in the Classroom by Business Teacher Educators in Nigeria

  • James L. Morrison University of Delaware Organizational and Community Leadership 188-C Graham Hall Newark, DE 19716
  • Ganiiyu T. Oladunjoye Kawa State University, I Ilorin, Nigeria
  • John Oyedele Kawa State University Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Joshua Maman Kawa State University, Ilorin, Nigeria
Keywords: instructional social media, business teacher education, online education, social media

Abstract

The objective of the study was to determine how frequently social media is being utilized by business teacher educators in Nigeria and for what purpose. Specifically, the research problem was to determine the kinds of pedagogical practices associated with using social media for teaching. Surveys were received from 69 business teacher educators situated in 5 states in Nigeria of which 41 were from polytechnic institutions, 22 from colleges of education, and 5 from universities. The findings indicate that social media is only being marginally implemented in business teacher education in Nigeria. However, a significant number of business teacher educators would like to see the use of social media expanded by becoming more informed as to instructional alternatives

Author Biographies

James L. Morrison, University of Delaware Organizational and Community Leadership 188-C Graham Hall Newark, DE 19716

Professor of Oranizatioinal Leadership

Organizational and Community Leadership

Ganiiyu T. Oladunjoye, Kawa State University, I Ilorin, Nigeria
Faculty - Business Teacher Education Department
John Oyedele, Kawa State University Ilorin, Nigeria
Faculty - Business Teacher Education
Joshua Maman, Kawa State University, Ilorin, Nigeria
Faculty - Businesis Teacher Education
Published
2017-11-30