Multimedia Design and Development Competencies among Computer Science Lecturers in Federal Universities in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria
Keywords:Multimedia Design and Development, Multimedia Competencies, Computer Science, Lecturers, Federal Universities, Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria
The study is concerned with multimedia design and development competencies among computer science lecturers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised 39 Computer Science lecturers and was all studied without sampling as the population was small. A structured questionnaire was used in collecting data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using mean scores and ranked according to the level of ratings on each option. Result from the data analyzed showed that Computer Science Lecturers are competent in textual creation and less competent in audio editing, graphic design and animation creation. With respect to these findings, the researcher recommended that Computer Science lecturers in federal universities should engage in continuous training in the design and development of multimedia technologies. University administration should provide Computer Science lecturers adequate funds and incentives to enable them attend capacity building programmes such as Conferences, Seminars and Workshops on the design and development of multimedia courseware for effective instructional delivery. Federal Ministry of Education and relevant government agencies should fund Computer Science programme in federal universities and ensure that computer laboratories of those universities are fully equipped with computers and appropriate multimedia technologies.