Students’ perception toward mobile-based blended pedagogy: an emerging paradigm in a post-pandemic Nigerian tertiary institution


  • Jacinta Benjamin Ohwodede English and Literature Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Benin
  • Nyemike Simeon Awunor Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria


Blended learning, Telegram computer software, Higher education - Computer assisted Instruction, Face-to-face Pedagogy


This study focuses on the perception of undergraduate students towards the use of the Telegram software application; a cloud-based social network channel for mobile devices and work station. The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether undergraduate students in the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria support the blending of this mobile-based technology with the regular face-to-face classroom lectures. Research design for this study involves a cross sectional online survey with data collection from four hundred and one (401) students. Findings reveal that majority of respondents 386 (96.3%) were within the 15-30 year age group, a quarter of the respondents described the overall effect of the online lectures compared to the physical teaching style as excellent 112 (27.9%) with a majority of the students 322 (80.3%) supportive of blending the Telegram software application with the regular face-to-face classroom teaching. In conclusion, where blended learning is employed, academic performance can be improved.  Policy and curriculum modification, and infrastructure to fully embrace blended learning approaches to lecture delivery in public universities in Nigeria are recommended.