Awareness, Competencies and Use of Social Media in Teaching by Lecturers in Higher Institutions In South –East Of Nigeria

Okereke, Ebele C


The paper is on awareness, competencies and use of social media in teaching by lecturers in higher institutions in south –east of Nigeria. Social media are networked tools that support and encourage individuals to learn together while retaining individual control over their time, space, presence activity, identity and relationship. The study adopted descriptive survey design.  Simple sampling technique was used for the study.  The Population of the study are lecturers in various higher institutions in faculty of education in both federal and state universities in south-east of Nigeria. A total of eighty (80) questionnaires were distributed to lecturers, fifty-eight (58) was duly completed and returned. Simple percentage was used for the calculation. Some findings showed that lecturers in south-east universities do not use social media for teaching and learning process in the 21st century. Other findings include- 8(13.79%) agree and 50(86.20%) of the responses disagree. This shows that social media are used mostly for social life. This shows that highest number use of facebook is more than any social media in the world. The researcher made some recommendations for lecturers in Nigeria.

Keywords: Social Media,  Awareness,  Competencies, Higher Institution and Lecturers

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