ROLE OF BLENDED LEARNING IN AUTOMOBILE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA
Abubakar Shuaibu Chiroma and A.I. Haruna
Those essential Elements for automobile technology education program was born out of the need to bridge the gap between the theory and practical knowledge specifically in Nigeria. This study aimed at Exploring essential elements and one fundamental components of blended learning that are suitable for integration in automobile technology program at tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The study also develops a Blended Learning Model for teaching and learning by exploring those essential elements for technology education with a view to improving the teaching and learning. Quantitative research method was employed, so as to find the opinion of both teachers and students. The population of this research comprised of 571 respondents and the sample size was 346 respondents of Automobile Technology Education in the public tertiary institutions offering Automobile Technology Education in the North Eastern Nigeria. The model was tested via Sequential Equation Modelling (SEM) illustrated with a good goodness of fit from the factor loadings shown by the initial and final measurement model and indicating regression weights of the revised model. The findings can be useful in identifying dangers and benefits of using those essential elements technology mediated learning tools, While Online instruction as a fundamental component for blended learning presents new opportunities for teaching and learning and enhances social connectedness in teaching and learning of automobile technology. This demonstrate the appropriateness of adaptation those essential elements for professional development which can provide practical, accessible means for a wide range of issues which is relevant and effective continuing education.
Online Construction, Automobile, Nigeria