PERCEPTIONS OF COURSE TUTORS AND STUDENTS TOWARDS MULTIMEDIA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
The study assessed the perceptions of course tutors and students towards the adoption and utilisation of multimedia in teaching and learning at the Brong Ahafo study centres of the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast. A descriptive research design which utilised quantitative approach was used for the study. The census technique was used to select 61-course tutors and 251 students as respondents for the study. A structured questionnaire which employed the five Likert scale was used for the data collection. The data were analysed with mean, standard deviation, independent sample t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient. From the analyses of the data, the study found that both students and course tutors have positive perceptions toward the adoption and utilisation of multimedia in teaching and learning. Moreover, the study revealed that the adoption and utilisation of multimedia in teaching and learning has a strong relationship with students and course tutors’ perceptions. Furthermore, the study found that there was no statistically significant difference between course tutors and students in terms of their perceptions towards multimedia in teaching and learning. Based on the key findings in the study, it was recommended that College of Distance Education-UCC adds multimedia facilities to course modules for students. Multimedia materials on courses should be made available to course tutors to aid their facilitation. Also, there should be an online repository of multimedia materials that could easily be accessed by both tutors and students.