PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS ON THE USE OF GOOGLE CLASSROOM DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Rosemary Oluwayemisi Ahiakwo PhD
Keywords: Google Classroom, Collaboration, Paperless communication, Information and communication technology, COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Studies on Contemporary Issues 2020 6(1), 16-26. Published: March 10, 2023


Abstract

The study is a descriptive survey research designed to examine perception of students on the use of Google classroom for teaching and learning during COVID-19 pandemic. The area of the study is Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku. The population of the study comprises of 13 students from the Food Service course and 18 students from Nutrition course, in the department of Home Economics, School of Vocational Education. A sample of 30 students were used for the study. Simple random sampling technique was applied in the selection process. The Instrument used for the study to collect data from respondents was a structured questionnaire titled Perception of students on the use of Google classroom during COVID-19 pandemic with a 30 item questions. Reliability co-efficient of 0.72 was obtained. Mean Score and t test were the statistical tools used for the study. It was found that Google classroom make online learning exciting and it creates creativity and critical thinking and makes students highly motivated. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended that Teachers should use Google classroom tool to bring about paperless communication in the classroom.