Influence of Face-to-Face Facilitation on the Academic Performance of Postgraduate Diploma Students in Distance Education of the National Open University of Nigeria: Implications for Counselling

Fidel Okopi, Aminu Kazeem Ibrahim

Abstract


The study investigated the influence of face-to-face facilitation on the academic performance of
Postgraduate students’ in Distance Education of the National Open University of Nigeria. The
study adopted an Ex-post facto research design. The sample consisted of 268 (134 facilitated
students and 134 non-facilitated students). The instrument for data collection consisted of 2013/
2014 first semester examination course result grades in four courses offered in the Postgraduate
Diploma in Distance Education. The face, content and construct validities of these examinations
were established by External examiners in the four subject areas appointed by the National
Open University of Nigeria senate. The PGDDE examination course result grades were analysed
using of t –test for independent samples at 0.05 level of significance. The finding showed
that there were no statistically significant influence of face-to-face facilitation on the academic
performance in Psychology of learning, Measurement and Evaluation and Good study Guide of
facilitated postgraduate students’ and non-facilitated students. But face-to-face facilitation has a
statistically significant influence on the academic performance in Sociology of Education between
facilitated and non-facilitated students. The study recommended that since face-to-face
facilitation seems to be ineffective mode of facilitation with PGDDE students, online modes of
ODL facilitations should be made available on demand. Student counsellors should orient students
on the two modes of facilitations so as to enable the students take informed decision based
on their individual learning styles

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