Fidelis U. Amahi (Ph.D), Esther Elo Otomiewo (Ph.D), Mary Oiza Jacob


The study examined Digital Switch-Over and Instructional Delivery of academic programmes in tertiary institutions in Delta State, Nigeria. This paper was anchored on Roger’s Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) Theory, developed by E.M. Rogers (1962), in Beever (2016), diffusion of innovation (DOI). The main objective of this study was to ascertain how digital switch-over can enhance instructional delivery of academic programmes in tertiary institutions in Delta State, Nigeria. The specific objective of the study examined the extent to which Microsoft teams enhanced content delivery and the supervision of examinations, teaching practice and projects. Two research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated and generated respectively. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The sample size for the study comprised 20 business educators in tertiary institutions in Delta State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaire reliability index was established at 0.75 using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient for data collection. Data analysis was done with descriptive statistics using (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics of t-test. Findings from the study revealed High Extent to which Microsoft Teams enhanced content delivery of academic programmes but Low Extent in the supervision of Teaching Practice, Examinations and Projects in tertiary institutions in Delta State Nigeria. Conclusion was drawn and recommendation was made among others that school management should collaborate with government to regularly organize training for staff on the packages and application of Microsoft teams in the teaching and learning process.


Keywords: Academic programmes, Digital Switch-Over, Instructional Delivery

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