This study reports a survey conducted to explore the extent of use of Video Clip (VC) by academic staff for teaching and learning at the Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Five Research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study was made up of all lecturers in the Faculty. The data were obtained using a structured questionnaire which in random was administered to respondent in their offices. One hundred copies of the questionnaire were randomly distributed to respondents in their various offices in the University studied. Eighty copies of the questionnaires were retrieved and used for data analysis (with 80.0% return rate). Method of data analysis used was percentage cumulative frequency. The findings of the study indicate that, although the vast majority (87.5%) of academic staff in the Faculty of Education were aware of VC tool for teaching and learning, their utilization was rather low (47.5%) and the frequency of usage is equally low, as most (47.5%) respondents used VC tool only occasionally based on the courses taught. Major challenges that hinder the utilization of VC by academic staff and Faculty of Education include power outage, unavailability of computers, overcrowded lecture rooms, capacity development, and inadequate provision for in-service training. The paper also proffered some strategies required to eliminate the challenges such as useful awareness campaign and proper in-service training to be organized by the management of the Faculty for effective capacity building amongst others.
Key words: Video clip, educational development, academic staff, university of Calabar, Nigerian universities.
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