Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana

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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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APA

Brain, A. (2021). Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/education-8-9-6-1

MLA 8th

Brain, Aheto domi "Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/education-8-9-6-1. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

MLA7

Brain, Aheto domi . "Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Jun. 2021. Web. 28 Sep. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/education-8-9-6-1 >.

Chicago

Brain, Aheto domi . "Virtual Learning and Readiness of Tutors of Colleges of Education in Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/education-8-9-6-1