Leveraging on Innovative Technology as an Effective Tool in Teaching English Grammar
Senny Oluwatumbi Oso
Dept Of Vocational And Technical Education, Faculty Of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Dr Folasade Esther Jimola
Arts And Language Education Department, Faculty Of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
The role of teachers is gradually changing from providing information to organizing and facilitating learning process. Talk and chalk method of teaching and learning though had been the system of teaching no longer satisfy students’ curiosity in the information age, hence the adoption of alternative method of teaching as a new option to motivate them to learn without compromising educational standards. The study examined leveraging on innovative technology as effective tools in teaching and learning English Grammar. The study adopted descriptive design of the survey type. The population for the study was all the English language undergraduates from the department of Arts and Language of the faculty of Education, Ekiti State university, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample used was an intact class of 400 level students of the department. Three research questions were answered in the study. The instrument used to collect data was a questionnaire titled Leveraging on Innovative Technology as Effective Tools in Teaching and Learning English Grammar (LITETTLEGQ). The validity of LITETTLEGQ was ensured through face and content validity. This was done by two Tests and measurement and one of Educational Technology experts. The research questions raised were answered using descriptive statistical tool of frequency and percentage. The related literature reviewed focused on the use of innovative technology tools in teaching grammar. The study revealed that the availability of innovative technology tools was not adequate as expected. Some challenges facing the use of innovative technology tools were identified such lack of technology tools, inadequate computers and nonfunctional language laboratories. It was recommended that there should be improvement on the provision of the innovative technology tools for both students and lecturers and that the lecturers should be trained on how to effectively use the technology tools to enhance exciting, motivating and meaningful classroom activities in English grammar.
English grammar; innovative technology; teaching, tool
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