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THE IMPACTS OF E-LEARNING IN FACILITATING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OTA, OGUN STATE , NIGERIA

Fayomi, Oluyemi Oyenike and Ayo, C. K. and Ajayi, Lady A. and Okorie, Uchechukwu Emenas (2015) THE IMPACTS OF E-LEARNING IN FACILITATING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN OTA, OGUN STATE , NIGERIA. In: International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference, March 2-4, 2015, Spain.

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Abstract

The introduction of multimedia technologies and the internet in learning has been observed as a means of improving accessibility and quality of delivery and learning among the students and teachers in private Secondary Schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Thus, e-learning is a new paradigm shift in educational sector for the purpose of advancing the knowledge base. The beginning of 21st Century has heralded the educational technology that has facilitated e-learning among secondary and tertiary institutions in the developing countries. The empirical study will focus on some selected private Secondary Schools and Higher Institutions in Ota. Both primary and secondary data shall be utilized in the study. Structured and unstructured interviews with some staff and students of the selected Secondary and tertiary institutions will be conducted. This is necessary so as to obtain qualitative data on their e-learning experiences as well as the understanding of the usage. The Secondary Schools and Tertiary institutions websites will be assessed so as to elicit information on their learning management system which is crucial for this study. Questionnaires will be administered to the students in order to elicit information on their experiences on e-learning. This study in its purpose employs descriptive design in its procedural approach. The method of data collection entails a survey study conducted by the researchers using the questionnaire as the research instrument. This provides opportunity of the researchers having a direct contact with the target population in a bid to obtain vital information necessary for a thorough study of this kind. The survey method also provides the researchers with the privilege of obtain “first hand’ information and having a personal interview with the key players in the field or area of focus by the researcher. The descriptive design is utilized to analyze the characteristic of the respondents and the number of participants that responded to a particular issue of concerned being addressed the current study. The impacts of e-learning in facilitating academic performance were examined using regression analysis based on the testable hypothesis based on the study objectives. Analysis of the result from the study provides evidence of significant impact of e-learning in facilitating academic studies and self-development resulting to improved learning process and high academic performance. The therefore recommends that more effort should be made by the management of secondary schools and tertiary institutions in providing a e-learning facilities in their institutions and students should be encouraged to make a proper use of these facilities by given them e-learning related assignment and projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning, Multimedia, Regression Analysis
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 10:59
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9402

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