Vol. 8 No.2 (2023)

Using open access institutional repository policy to improve content in four Tanzanian public universities

Goodness Johanna Otitoju
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Williams Ezinwa Nwagwu
University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
willieezi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Rationale of Study – The rationale of this study is to examine the use, performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions, and internet accessibility/availability of the use of MOOC for digital skills development by undergraduates in selected universities in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Methodology – This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. This research targets 378 of the 21764 undergraduate students in private and public universities in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo state. Undergraduates are suitable targets for the adoption of MOOC because they are potential early adopters of information technologies and have diverse educational needs.

Findings – A substantial portion of respondents (77.8%) utilised MOOC, with 72% enrolling and 60.8% completing their enrolled courses. Additionally, most agreed that MOOC surpass traditional classrooms (mean=3.24, SD=0.728) in clarity, while most students reported receiving adequate support during challenges. Except for IA/A, all the UTAUT variables significantly predicted undergraduate use of MOOC in the universities in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Implications – The findings of this study suggest that MOOC is growing in acceptance and utilisation among students, thus indicating an embrace of digital learning methods in education. These results highlight the further exploration into the factors influencing MOOC adoption, touching more profound students' motivations and barriers that enhance course completion rates.

Originality – This study stands out due to its comprehensive assessment of various factors influencing MOOC adoption and utilisation among students, offering a holistic view of their experiences and perceptions.

Keywords

Massive Open Online Course, MOOC, digital skills development, undergraduates, Nigeria