Nigerian Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Collaborative Mobile Learning with Google Classroom: A Pedagogical Alternative in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic
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Nigerian Online Journal of Educational Sciences and Technology (NOJEST)
Teaching and learning can no longer be restricted to the four walls of the classroom due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria. This has necessitated the adoption of online modes of delivering instruction. Consequently, new pedagogical interventions are required as an adjustment to the new normal in other to ensure seamless learning. By drawing on descriptive research methodology, the study designed a Collaborative Mobile Learning Environment (C-MOLE) that embedded google classroom and thereafter implemented C-MOLE in the delivery of a science teaching methodology course to preservice science teachers. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) questionnaire was used to survey preservice teachers’ perceptions of C-MOLE. This study revealed that preservice teachers had high perceptions regarding the perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness and behavioural intentions to adopt google classroom in collaborative mobile learning respectively. Furthermore, the perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness positively influenced the behavioural intentions to use C-MOLE. There was a significant relationship between perceived usefulness and behavioural intentions to use C-MOLE. Likewise, there was a significant relationship between perceived ease of use and behavioural intentions to use C-MOLE. These results indicated that the three major constructs of preservice teachers’ perceptions of C-MOLE fit into a cohesive model that determines the preservice teachers’ acceptance of google classroom as a pedagogical alternative to face-to-face classroom instruction. The study recommended among others that google classroom should be blended with appropriate learning strategies and adopted in Nigerian universities.
Preservice teachers , Perceptions , Collaboration , Mobile learning , Virtual classroom , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akhigbe, J. N., Ogbonnaya, U. N., Owolabi, J. O. (2021). Nigerian preservice teachers’ perceptions of collaborative mobile learning with Google Classroom: A pedagogical alternative in the era of COVID-19 pandemic. Nigerian Online Journal of Educational Sciences and Technology (NOJEST), 3(1), Pages 55-65