—The research on ‘Pedagogical potentials of IEEE
802.11 WLAN to Nigerian Universities-A case study of
University of UYO’ is an in depth study to evaluate the
potentials of its implementation to the entire teaching and
tutoring vertical in Nigerian universities. While conducting this
research study, the campus did not have the facility of Wireless
internet service. Researchers are to provide the WLAN-Wireless
local area network service to support the communication
protocol limiting to shorter distances within a definite range
with aid of infrared signals and radio networks. For this study,
data collection is made over two periods, i.e., first, at the time of
launching WLAN in order to gain an overview of the academic
performance of the students and in the second instance, after
providing the training to use WLAN, at the end of the semester.
This study is conducted over a period equivalent to one semester.
The objective of this is to identify any improvements in the
performance of the students and the teaching staff after the
completion of the training. The key performance indicator
‘Academic outcome / Performance of students and attitude of
faculty’ on wireless internet in the campus is captured through
the study and relevant statistical tools and techniques are
applied to the data. The ascent in the academic outcome of
students and the performance ofthe faculty is evident for the
benefit of WLAN technology.
—Information and communication technology
(ICT), pedagogy, wireless local area networks (WLAN), Wi-Fi
Inuwa Musa Hassan is with the Department of Computer Science,
Laureate Online Education/University of Liverpool, UK (e-mail:
Habib Ullah Khan is with Accounting and Information Systems
Department, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (e-mail:
V. V. Madhavi Lalitha is with Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
Cite: Inuwa Musa Hassan, Habib Ullah Khan, and V. V. Madhavi Lalitha, "Pedagogical Potentials of IEEE 802.11 WLAN to Nigerian Universities: A Case Study of the University of Uyo," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 256-261, 2016.