Importance Of E-Learning On Academic Performance Of Business Education Studies Students

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Importance Of E-Learning On Academic Performance Of Business Education Studies Students (Charles)


Abstract


This study was carried out to assess the importance of e-learning on academic performance of business education studies students using Delta state University Abaraka as a case study. The study was specifically set to ascertain whether there is adequate availability of the E-learning resources in teaching of business education, ascertain whether the use of E-learning contribute to effective teaching of business education, find out whether the use of E-learning has an impact on academic performance of business education students, and find out the factors which limits the use of E-learning in the teaching and learning of business education. The survey design was adopted and the simple random sampling techniques were employed in this study. The population size comprise of undergraduate students of business education in Delta state University Abaraka. In determining the sample size, the researcher conveniently selected 220 respondents and 150 were validated. Self-constructed and validated questionnaire was used for data collection. The collected and validated questionnaires were analyzed using frequency tables. While the hypotheses were tested using Chi-square statistical tool. The result of the findings reveals that there is no adequate availability of the E-learning resources in teaching of business education. Furthermore, the result of the findings reveals that the factors which limits the use of E-learning in the teaching and learning of business education includes: inadequate provision of e-learning facilities, poor network connection, lack of competent teachers, poor maintenance of available educational technology facilities, and teachers negative attitude towards educational technology tools. Therefore the study recommends that government and Administrators of institutions should provide the enabling environment, provide necessary and accessible facilities, as well as train Lecturers to enhance the use of e-learning tools for effective teaching and learning. This is better prepare the Graduate for a competitive and technology driven world of world. To mention but a few.


Table of Content


  • Title Page
  • Certification
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Table of Content
  • List of Tables
  • Abstract

Chapter One:

Introduction

  • 1.1 Background of the Study
  • 1.2 Statement of the Problem
  • 1.3 Objective of the Study
  • 1.4 Research Questions
  • 1.5 Research Hypothesis
  • 1.6 Significance of the Study
  • 1.7 Scope of the Study
  • 1.8 Limitation of the Study
  • 1.9 Definition of Terms
  • 1.10 Organisations of the Study

Chapter Two:

Review of Literature

  • 2.1 Conceptual Framework
  • 2.2 Theoretical Framework
  • 2.3 Empirical Review

Chapter Three:

Research Methodology

  • 3.1 Research Design
  • 3.2 Population of the Study
  • 3.3 Sample Size Determination
  • 3.4 Sample Size Selection Technique and Procedure
  • 3.5 Research Instrument and Administration
  • 3.6 Method of Data Collection
  • 3.7 Method of Data Analysis
  • 3.8 Validity of the Study
  • 3.9 Reliability of the Study
  • 3.10 Ethical Consideration

Chapter Four:

Data Presentation and Analysis

  • 4.1 Data Presentation
  • 4.2 Analysis of Data
  • 4.3 Answering Research Questions
  • 4.4 Test of Hypotheses

Chapter Five:

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

  • 5.1 Summary
  • 5.2 Conclusion
  • 5.3 Recommendation
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX
  • QUESTIONNAIRE

Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

Education is considered as a systematic acquisition of knowledge through recognized agencies and controlled environment particularly that of school from elementary, primary, secondary, to higher education level (Zaharias, 2015). According to Agi and Yellowe (2013) education is important to the development of human resources, impartation of appropriate skills, knowledge and attitude. It is the basis for transformation, industrialization and a high way to global knowledge economy. The Internet has become one of the vital ways to make available resources for research and learning for students to share and acquire information (Richard & Haya 2012). Anyira (2011) remarked that, lecturers with very large and or distant class of learners, e- learning is inevitable. Technology has radically and positively impacted on education and training globally by transforming teaching and learning. The whole process of education, particularly the way lecturers gain access to knowledge and information in this 21st century, has been greatly affected by technology; especially Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Butcher (2013).

E-learning is more cost effective than traditional learning because less time and money is spent traveling. Since e-learning can be done in any geographic location and there are no travel expenses, this type of learning is much less costly than doing learning at a traditional institute. E-learning has the advantage of taking class anytime anywhere. Education is available when and where it is needed, (Soa, Koki & Chang 2015). E-learning can be done at the office, at home, on the road, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. E-learning also has measurable assessments which can be created so both the instructors and students will know what the students have learned, when they’ve completed courses, and how they have performed, (Tamas & Vauthier, 2016). E-learning as a sub-system within Information and Communication Technology (ICT), is the electronic process which enhances the delivery and administration of learning opportunities and support via computer, networked and web-based technology to help individual performance and development. The basic principle of e-learning is connectivity – the process by which computers are networked to share information which can connect people. This is provided for by what is often called the e-learning landscape or architecture, which refers to the hardware, software and connectivity components required to facilitate learning (Okure, 2014).

E-learning technology has the potential to transform how and when learners learn. Learning will become more integrated with work and will use shorter, more modular, just-in-time delivery systems. E-learning delivers contents through electronic Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), (Markus, 2014). According to Ajayi (2008), the use of these facilities involves various methods which include systematic feedback system, computer-based operation network, video conferencing and audio conferencing, internet worldwide websites and computer assisted instruction. This delivery method increases the possibilities for how, where and when learners can engage in lifelong learning.

E- learning can be viewed as computer assisted learning, and as pedagogy for student-centered and collaborative learning. Early developments in e-learning focused on computer assisted learning, where part or all of the learning content is delivered digitally. More recently the pedagogical dimension of elearning has become prominent. E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process.

Business Education as a programme of study which offers students who wish to pursue a career in business an opportunity to develop those skills, abilities and understanding that will enable them to enter, perform and progress in a business occupation after graduating from high school or the university, (Nwanewezi, 2010). According to Nwanewezi (2010), Business Education encompasses education for office occupations, business teaching, business administration and economic understanding. However, one can say that Business Education is the intellectual and vocational instructions given to students to earn a living in the contemporary industrial and ever changing business environment. The tenet of Business Education embraces entrepreneurship, basic education, business environment and vocational practices.

To this end, if general education is seen as a means of adjustment of the individual to his environment, then business education should simply be seen as a means of adjustment of the individual to his business environment. Business Education is an educational process, whose primary aim is to prepare people for role in enterprises, as employers, entrepreneurs or self-employed (Amaewhule, 2009). It is in the light of this that the researcher tends to investigate the importance of e-learning on academic performance of business education studies students.


1.2 Statement of the Problem

This study is informed by the deplorable state of Educational system due to the inadequate teaching-learning facilities and infrastructures. Most libraries in schools are not well equipped, some of schools audio-visual learning materials are rarely utilized as a result of incessant power outrages and sometimes lack of awareness on the part of the students.

Teaching and learning of business studies over the years has faced various problems ranging from the use of poor instructional approach, relying on text booking information and teacher’s class verbalization due to the general poor attitude towards innovation (Candau 2003).

On the part of the student, the problem with Business Studies literacy seems to revolve around the understanding of concepts, its retention, and its presentation in an examination context. The problem is worsened by limited time for syllabus coverage and thorough revision in preparation for external Examination, considering the fact that Computer and other Internet services utilization for teaching and learning of Business Studies Secondary Schools get to be formally recognized as a means of performances, because curriculum developers understanding its importance at that level, teaching of Business Studies is further compromised, as E-learning resources are not available or utilized to demystify complex of the clearer understanding of the leaner (Ukpebor, 2010).


1.3 Objectives of the Study

Generally, this study seek to examine the importance of e-learning on academic performance of business education studies students. Specific objectives are stated below.

  1. Ascertain whether there is adequate availability of the E-learning resources in teaching of business education.
  2. Ascertain whether the use of E-learning contribute to effective teaching of business education.
  3. Find out whether the use of E-learning has an impact on academic performance of business education students.
  4. Find out the factors which limits the use of E-learning in the teaching and learning of business education.

1.4 Research Questions

The study will be guided by the following questions;

  1. Is there an adequate availability of the E-learning resources in teaching of business education?
  2. Does the use of E-learning contribute to effective teaching of business education?
  3. Does the use of E-learning has an impact on academic performance of business education students?
  4. What are the factors which limits the use of E-learning in the teaching and learning of business education?

1.5 Research Hypothesis

  • Ho: E-learning has no significant impact on students’ academic performance in business education.
  • Ha: E-learning has a significant impact on students’ academic performance in business education.

1.6 Significance Of Study

The present study has great significance. First of all, the study findings provide an idea about the e-learning aspects and academic performance in order to provide key information to further research work in such areas. In the same way, the study provides knowledge and guidelines to that may be of help to policymakers. The research is therefore of importance for planners, and other social scientists. Finally, this study provides an input to the students, teachers and researchers in the areas of e-learning.

Research works are embarked upon with a view to extending the frontier of knowledge. This study will be beneficial to the students as it will show the different e-learning tools they can use and their impact. Finally, this study will serve as existing material for further studies.


1.7 Scope of the Study

This study is structured to generally examine the importance of e-learning on academic performance of business education studies students. Geographically the study will be delimited to Delta state University Abaraka.


1.8 Limitation of the Study

Like in every human endeavour, the researcher encountered slight constraints while carrying out the study. Insufficient funds tend to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature, or information and in the process of data collection, which is why the researcher resorted to a limited choice of sample size. More so, the researcher simultaneously engaged in this study with other academic work. As a result, the amount of time spent on research will be reduced.


1.9 Definitions of Terms

E-learning:

Learning that occurs through the use of a computer

Academic Performance:

This is the measure of degree of passing or failing any evaluation test or examination.


1.10 Organizations of the Study

The study is categorized into five chapters. The first chapter presents the background of the study, statement of the problem, objective of the study, research questions and hypothesis, the significance of the study, scope/limitations of the study, and definition of terms. The chapter two covers the review of literature with emphasis on conceptual framework, theoretical framework, and empirical review. Likewise, the chapter three which is the research methodology, specifically covers the research design, population of the study, sample size determination, sample size, and selection technique and procedure, research instrument and administration, method of data collection, method of data analysis, validity and reliability of the study, and ethical consideration. The second to last chapter being the chapter four presents the data presentation and analysis, while the last chapter(chapter five) contains the summary, conclusion and recommendation.


Chapter Five


Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations:

5.1 Introduction

This chapter summarizes the findings on the importance of e-learning on academic performance of business education studies students using Delta state University Abaraka as a case study. The chapter consists of summary of the study, conclusions, and recommendations.


5.2 Summary of the Study

In this study, our focus was to assess the importance of e-learning on academic performance of business education studies students using Delta state University Abaraka as a case study. The study was specifically set to ascertain whether there is adequate availability of the E-learning resources in teaching of business education, ascertain whether the use of E-learning contribute to effective teaching of business education, find out whether the use of E-learning has an impact on academic performance of business education students, and find out the factors which limits the use of E-learning in the teaching and learning of business education.

The study adopted the survey research design and randomly enrolled participants in the study. A total of 150 responses were validated from the enrolled participants, where all respondent are undergraduate students of business education in Delta state University Abaraka.


5.3 Conclusions

Based on the findings of this study, the researcher made the following conclusion.

  1. There is no adequate availability of the E-learning resources in teaching of business education.
  2. The use of E-learning contribute to effective teaching of business education.
  3. The use of E-learning has an impact on academic performance of business education students.
  4. The factors which limits the use of E-learning in the teaching and learning of business education includes: inadequate provision of e-learning facilities, poor network connection, lack of competent teachers, poor maintenance of available educational technology facilities, and teachers negative attitude towards educational technology tools.

5.4 Recommendations

Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations are proffered.

  1. Governments should improve awareness to educate the public on perception about e-learning, every stakeholder should embrace the adoption of e-learning and the institution should provide conducive environment to sustain and retained their customers.
  2. Government and Administrators of institutions should provide the enabling environment, provide necessary and accessible facilities, as well as train Lecturers to enhance the use of e-learning tools for effective teaching and learning. This is better prepare the Graduate for a competitive and technology driven world of world.
  3. Educators and Students should seek and discover new and relevant technologies that could be integrated in Education. This will enhance the professional knowledge of both Lecturers and Students to position them for global competition.
  4. The Nigeria government needs to concentrate on e-learning validation and recognition to ensure more adoption of e-learning among learners. When compared to developed countries, developing countries like Nigeria far begin in utilizing e-learning technology. But, due to drastic change among learner perceptive about e-learning tools, the government initiation will ensure that we achieve the goal in a shorter span.

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