Research Publications

Dr. Baribor Vikoo

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AUTHOR(S) B Vikoo (2012)
TITLE E-learning as a veritable human resource development strategy for Nigeria
ABSTRACT Students’ learning in tertiary institutions all over the world has undergone tremendous transformation, especially since the advent of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). There is a shift from the traditional approach of teacher-directed or didactic methods to modern methods where computer technology plays a significant role. The aspect of ICT that has brought about this revolution in students’ learning is e-learning. This paper discusses the generational changes in distance learning of which e-learning is a part. It presents five generations of distance education models with the most preferred now being Internet-based distance education or e-learning model. Four types of distance education based on proportion of content delivered online, types of courses and typical description are also presented in the paper. E-learning as the current best human development innovative tool as well as the vision and strategy for human resources development in a digital economy through e-learning is further discussed. The paper concludes with a call on developing countries like Nigeria to emphasize a change to e-learning for her human resources to be relevant in the present era of globalized digital economy.
LINK http://www.ajol.info/index.php/joten/article/view/119390
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AUTHOR(S) Nwikina, Lekia; Kpee, G. G.; Vikoo, B. (2013)
TITLE BUILDING SOCIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES IN NIGERIAN DIVERSE SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOMS.
ABSTRACT Students with appropriate social skills repertoires can attain positive outcomes in school, development positive personal and work relationship and can be socially active participants in their communities. This paper discusses the nature and complexities of social skills and social competences, the development of social competence, factors that set and influence social expectations in the school. It particularly stresses the role of classroom rules in building students social skills and social competences. Beside other recommendations: Nigerian schools should adopt a democratic/participatory management that supports, encourages student initiatives and communication. Also teachers should work collaboratively with students in establishing, reviewing, and rewriting social and academic expectations to encourage development and acceptance of appropriate social behaviour.
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AUTHOR(S) B Vikoo (2011)
TITLE Effects of Conventional and Cooperative Learning Strategies on the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Biology Students
ABSTRACT This study compared the effects of conventional and cooperative teaching strategies on the academic performance of senior secondary school Biology students in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. A criterion sampling technique was used in selecting four hundred and eighty (480) students from six (6) secondary schools in Gokana for the study. A 2x2 factorial design was used. Two instruments were used: (1) Biology Performance Test (BIOPET) to test students’ performance in Biology, and (2) Biology Attitude Scale (BAS) to measure students attitude towards Biology. Four hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data collected were analyzed using independent t-test. The result showed that students in the cooperative class performed better than those in the conventional class and that male students in the cooperative class performed better than females in the same class. Also in the conventional class, there was no significant differences in the academic performances of male and female students while attitude of male students in the conventional class was higher than that of the female students. On the basis of these findings, it was recommended among others that cooperative learning strategies be introduced at all levels of education particularly the secondary school level to enhance higher academic performance.
LINK http://www.ajol.info/index.php/joten/article/view/78580
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