AWARENESS AND UTILIZATION OF E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES IN UNIVERSITIES IN KWARA STATE
Oladeji, Ayinde Dauda (PhD) & Sikiru Issa, Nuhu
Education is seen and globally accepted as a veritable tool for the development of any nation. This study examined the awareness and utilization of e-learning technologies in teaching and learning of Business Education courses in universities, Kwara State. Tworesearch purposes were formulated to guide the study from which two research questions and two hypotheses were raised. Descriptive research designwas used in this study. 300 lecturers and students made up the population for the study. There was no sampling as the population of the study was not much. A structured questionnaire tagged ‘Availability and Utilization of E-Learning Technologies in Teaching and Learning Questionnaire’ (AUETTLQ) was used for data collection. The questionnaire was subjected to face and content validation and it was equally pilot tested which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.78. This shows that the instrument is high enough to be reliable. The data collected from the study were statistically analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. The null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using independent t-test. The findings of this study showed that lectures and students are aware of synchronous e-learning technologies in teaching and learning of business education courses.It was concluded that lecturers and students are aware of both synchronous and asynchronous e-learning technologies in teaching and learning of business education courses but often utilize the synchronous e-learning technologies. It was recommended among othersthat lecturers and students should be sensitized through seminars and workshops on the need to maximally utilize available e-learning technologies in teaching and learning in Universities.