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Date of this Version

Spring 3-1-2021

Abstract

The progressive development of higher education is probably to be driven by the readiness to acclimatize and nurture with the practice of communication technologies in all teaching, learning and research areas. Google Apps for Education is an essential collection of competent applications that Google offers to all learners and educational institutions across the world. The study was intended to survey the graduate and post graduate teachers’ preferences, expertise, practice, and their insights of the advantage and the challenges to use Google Applications in support of practicing teaching and learning activities. The study adapted both qualitative and quantitative methods. Findings of the study exhibited that 155 (41.33%) participants were intermediate users of Google applications while 86 (22.93%) respondents conveyed that they have expert knowledge and remaining 25% testified having little or meagre experience in applying cloud computing technology. Majority of the study respondents opined that they use these Google Apps for the communication purpose and sharing and retrieval of information, to access teaching learning materials and they also revealed that these apps are most appreciated means of advanced education and learning. It was also observed from the findings that there were some challenges such as inexperience and awareness in usage of these Apps, lack of knowledge and deficiency in collaborating and integrating ICT skills

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