Availability and Adoption of Online Learning Platforms during Covid-19 Lockdown in Nigeria

Abstract – The study investigated the availability and adoption of online learning platforms during Covid-19 lockdown in Nigeria in public and private schools. The study adopted ex-post facto design of non-experimental research. Users of online learning platform in the South western states formed the population for this study. Learning platform adoption questionnaire (r= 0.83) was used in online broadcast message with sample selected using survey monkey for data collection. The data collected were analysed by frequency counts and t-test. WhatsApp 67 (98.5%) is the most available platform and 45 (88.2%) most adopted platform by respondents while Meebo is the least 1 (4.3%) available platform and is not adopted at all 0 (0%). There is significant difference in the availability [t(72) = -149.25; p < 0.05] and adoption [t(72) = -117.19; p < 0.05]of online learning platforms by public and private schools. It is therefore recommended that schools should avail themselves of the opportunities offered by the available learning platforms at their disposal through adoption.

Keywords: Covid-19, Availability, Adoption, Synchronous and Asynchronous

[Cite as: Jinadu, A. T., and Balogun, R. T. (2020). Availability and Adoption of Online Learning Platforms during Covid-19 Lockdown in Nigeria. Diverse Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Pages 8-12.]