E-LEARNING COMPETENCY NEEDS OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA

Kabir Muhammad Jaja, Adamu Ibrahim, M. M. Aliyu

Abstract


The study determined the e-learning competency needs of Business Education students in National Open University (NOU) in North-Eastern Nigeria. Specifically, the study had five objectives, five research questions and five hypotheses. The design for the study was descriptive survey with population of 783students in10 study centers in National Open University in North-east, Nigeria. The entire population was used for the study. A closed-ended questionnaire was used for the data collection. The instrument was validated by 4 experts and pilot tested in North-west Nigeria.A Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of 0.88 was obtained. The researchers assisted by five research assistants collected the data using direct contact approach. The data collected were analyzed using mean scores and standard deviations to answer research questions while the hypotheses were tested using ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance. The study disclosed that Business Education students in NOU in Northeast Nigeria need computer, internet, online communication, learning management systems and cloud systems skills. The study concluded that, the aforementioned skills gap which are considered from essential for students of NOU might have hampered effective teaching and learning among facilitators and students. The study recommended among others that; the management of the institution should make computer skills as one of the requirements for students’ admission in the institution

Keywords


E-Learning, Competency, Business Education, National Open University

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