Research Article

Effect of Tutorial on Students’ Communication Skill in Google Classroom in University of Port Harcourt

Sandra Eberechukwu Augustine 1 * , Lois Nkechi Abraham 1
More Detail
1 Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, University of Port Harcourt, NIGERIA* Corresponding Author
Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 5(3), October 2021, 51-57, https://doi.org/10.30935/mjosbr/11292
OPEN ACCESS   798 Views   607 Downloads
Download Full Text (PDF)

ABSTRACT

This study established students’ communication skills level in Google classroom in the Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt. The study used one group pretest-post-test pre-experimental research design and a sample size of 70 students from the Department of Educational Management, selected via purposive sampling technique. Two (2) research hypotheses guided the study. Google Classroom Communication Skills Test (GCCST), with a reliability coefficient of 0.87, was the instrument for data collection. Sign test and Quade’s Analysis of Covariance were for analyzing data. The results showed that the students’ communication skill level in Google classroom increased and significantly higher due to the tutorial on Google classroom utilization. However, the students’ communication skills level in Google classroom did not significantly differ based on gender. The results led to the recommendation that instructors expose students to the basic skills required to use and communicate effectively in every online learning platform before adopting such for instructional purposes.

CITATION (APA)

Augustine, S. E., & Abraham, L. N. (2021). Effect of Tutorial on Students’ Communication Skill in Google Classroom in University of Port Harcourt. Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 5(3), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.30935/mjosbr/11292

REFERENCES

  1. Bell, K. (2015). Student’s quick guide to google classroom. www.ShakeUpLearning.com
  2. Bin Mohd Jalaludin, M. A., & Bin Ihkasan, M. N. (2014). Interpersonal communication skills among the master’s students in TVET. Developing Country Studies, 4(16), 110-119.
  3. Iksan, Z. H., Zakaria, E., Mohd Meerah, T. S., Osman, K., Lian, D. K. C., Mahmud, S. N. D., & Krish, P. (2012). Communication skills among university students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 59, 71-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.247
  4. Jannatul-Ferdows, S. M., & Ahmed, Z. (2015). An empirical investigation of information skills among undergraduate students at Dhaka University. Library Review, 64(4/5), 274-284. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-11-2014-0132
  5. Linjawi, A. I., & Alfadda, L. S. (2018). Students’ perception, attitudes, and readiness toward online learning in dental education in Saudi Arabia: A cohort study. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 9, 855-863. https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S175395
  6. Negin, S., Ahmadi, S., Hejazi, E., & Babakhani, N. (2016). Investigating the impact of interpersonal communication skills on social development among female students. TENDENZEN, 25(3), 1098-1111.
  7. Quail, M. Brundage, S. B., Spitalnick, J., Allen, P. J., & Beilby, J. (2016). Student self-reported communication skills, knowledge and confidence across standardised patient, virtual and traditional clinical learning environments. BMC Medical Education, 16, 73. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-016-0577-5
  8. Unicheck Team (2017). Google classroom: Perfect way to improve learning process. https://unicheck.com/blog/google-classroom-to-improve-learning-process