Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 143

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative advantages of using modern technology for teaching-learning process in agricultural sciences in Jigjiga University, Ethiopia

Takele Geta
  • Takele Geta
  • Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
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Bosenu Abera
  • Bosenu Abera
  • Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 26 October 2014
  •  Accepted: 13 May 2015
  •  Published: 29 May 2015

Abstract

Modern technology is the backbone approach for teaching technology education. It continues to be increasingly adopted and used by higher institutions in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to identify the comparative advantages of using modern technology in improve teaching-learning process in agricultural sciences in Jigjiga University. This study was conducted with the sample of 4 departments, and a total of 16 instructors and 240 students were selected in random basis. An inquiry data using a qualitative approach was undertaken to ascertain the opinions and benefits of using modern technology regarding to their understanding of agricultural course items, improving students' achievements, course coverage in planned time intervals and in reduction of drudgery of teachers'. According to our interviews and observations, uses of modern technologies created a conducive environment; 88% of students' revealed that using modern technology in teaching-learning process generally improved students achievement (from 55 to 90% level) and increased their interest in course items for theoretical and practical demonstration. Whereas, 82% of instructors' agreed that, the use of modern technologies facilitated teaching-learning for agricultural course items. It can be concluded that using modern technologies in teaching-learning process highly benefits instructors and increased students participation and motivation than chalk and talk traditional method.

 

Key words: Advantages, agricultural science, Ethiopia, Jigjiga University, modern technology, teaching-learning process.