ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN TURBULENT TIMES: IMPLICATION FOR STUDENTS OF RURAL AND URBAN RESIDENCE
The study looked into the experiences of university science students from five Nigerian universities who are rural and urban residence during the turbulent times. A descriptive survey research design was used in this study. The technique of purposeful sampling was used. The sample size was 500 students. A self-created questionnaire was used to collect data. Using the Pearson moment correlation of test-retest before eventually administering, the reliability value was 0.75. Findings revealed that there is inequality in teaching and learning between students in urban and rural areas. They were not exposed to the same conditions. Rural residential students were deprived of teaching and learning. Sequel to the findings, it is recommended that, for future turbulence, Media Technology should be used to get good coverage for the students in addition to any other ICT Technologies. Government should train personnel and send them to our rural areas as trainers to train the rural dwellers. Teachers should constantly train the students in schools on how to develop their digital skills etc.
Turbulent Times, Technology, Science Education, Rural, Urban, Online Education.