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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2014 pp 343-345
Research Article

Towards achieving millennium development goals in Nigeria: development and validation of an instrument for assessing e-learning acquisition in a learner

Ezugwu J J O*, Onugha I U#

*Department of Science Education, #Computing Center, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA.


Introduction: This paper focused on the development and validation of an instrument for assessing extent of e-learning acquisition by learners in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Two designs were employed namely: documentary and instrumentation research design. Documentary design was employed because many Information and Communication Technology (ICT) documents were consulted for the content validity of the instrument. Instrumentation is also justified because the paper is tailored on development and validation of an instrument for assessing extent of acquisition of the ICT facilities e-learning skills in learners. Area of the study is principally university of Nigeria, Nsukka. Sample and sampling techniques were not carried out since the entire academic staff of the university who are currently battling with the acquisition of e-learning skills was used in the study. Items of the instrument were framed based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plat form. The assessment instrument was content and non-referenced validated by three experts: two computer and one measurement and evaluation experts in this university. Its reliability coefficient was found to be 0.71 using the rates of three (3) expert judges that rated the adequacy of the assessment instrument out of fifty (50) items presented while fifty (50) approved as appropriate as shown in the final drafting of the assessment instrument.