Effects Of Computer-Assisted Oral English Instructional Program On High School Students In Rural Areas In Nigeria


One of the key criteria to evaluate the development of any country is by her ability to explore computer knowledge. Based on this assertion, this paper examined the effects of Computer-Assisted Oral English Instructional Programme (CAOEIP) on the performance of high schools students in the rural areas of Nigeria. The study focused on two aspects of information and communication technology (ICT) namely animation and digital Video compared with conventional method of teaching. Two hundred and seventy (270) students were drawn from 6 high schools within the rural areas. The experimental groups were administered a Pretest and Posttest with the use of animation and digital video while control group was taught using conventional method. After six weeks of intensive teaching with animation and digital video instructional media, the students were assessed using Oral English Concept Achievement Test (OECAT), an instrument developed by the researcher. ANOVA and t-test were used for the data analysis. Results show that the experimental group taught with animation and digital video (CAOEIP) performed better than those with conventional method. Recommendations were made based on the findings of the study.