Wasiu Abiodun Makinde & Tolulope Oluwatosin Bamiro

Digital learning can finally help students in the teaching and learning process. TVET face-to-face teaching is more practical than online teaching. This study therefore investigated the perceptions of lecturers on digital learning and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro. Out of the 362 total population of the academic staff at the Federal Polytechnic of Ilaro, Taro Yamane formula was used select a sample size of 190. The instrument used in this study was questionnaire that was administered to the randomly selected lecturers. The data gathered was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 26.0. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed in the form frequency and percentages. A total of 185 out of 190 sample size lecturers answered the questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of the questions relating to the study. The findings revealed that digital learning and TVET is perceived by lecturers as a conducive way to facilitate interactions and discussions between lecturers and learners, is convenient to use, facilitates and improves teaching and learning, and is user friendly. The study recommends that; institutional needs, instructor’s needs and learner’s needs be evaluated prior to the implementation of digital learning. It is also recommended that sufficient training be provided to all users prior to the full adoption of digital technology and that there is provision of complete infrastructure, including software and hardware, full access to the internet, IT manuals and reading and training materials as key requirements to achieve effective implementation of digital learning. Keywords: Digital learning, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, technology and education, online learning 0150