Oludele Ojo Fadara(1), Ismail Yemi Adedapo(2),
INFLUENCE OF MOBILE PHONE ON COLLEGES OF EDUCATION STUDENTS INTEREST IN BASIC GENERAL MATHEMATICS
(1) Department of Mathematics, Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate.
The study examined the influence of mobile phone on students interest in Basic General Mathematics colleges of education in Enugu state. Three research questions were posed to guide the study. The study adopted survey research design. All the NCE 1 students of government owned colleges of education in Enugu state form the population of the study. Sixty students (60) were sampled from the population using multistage sampling technique. The study sample was exposed to learning basic general mathematics (GSS 122) through mobile phone for the period of three weeks. The instrument for collecting data was Basic General Mathematics Interest Questionnaire (BGMIQ) with reliability coefficient of 0.89 obtained from Cronbach alpha. Descriptive Statistic of mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions. It was found among others that the learning of basic general through the mobile phone develops the interest of the students in three main constructs (namely: tested, leisure and career). It was recommended among others that lecturers should be encouraged to integrate mobile phone for teaching basic general mathematics so as stimulate the interest of the students thereby improve their achievement in the course.
Basic General Mathematics, Colleges of Education students, Influence, Interest, Mobile Phone
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