Impact of Information Communication Technology and Social Presence on Adult Learners’ Emotions in Distance Learning Programme, University Of Ibadan, Nigeria

Nwogu G.A., Wariboko B.O.N.

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The study examined impact of information communication technology and social presence on adult learners’ emotions in distance learning programme, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. One thousand, nine hundred and eighty-four (1,984)  respondents were selected from the University of Ibadan distance learning centre, Ibadan, Nigeria through purposive sampling technique. An instrument tagged Information Communication Technology and Social Presence on Adult Learners’ Emotions Scale’ (ICTSPALES) with r = 0.91 was used to obtain data for the study. Two hypotheses were postulated and data was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Results showed that there was significant relationship between information communication technology and adult learners’ emotions in distance learning, University of Ibadan (r = .705; P < 0.05). Also, there was significant relationship between social presence and adult learners’ emotions in distance learning, University of Ibadan (r = .537; P < 0.05). Therefore, the study recommended that distance education should further address issues of collaboration and community in order to fully embrace the collaborative potential of online learning and as well train tutors to develop the necessary communication skills, which would help them in online distance learning or blended courses.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v5i3.8068

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