E-LEARNING FACILITIES UTILIZATION AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

E-LEARNING FACILITIES UTILIZATION AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
E-LEARNING FACILITIES UTILIZATION AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

E-LEARNING FACILITIES UTILIZATION AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of e-learning facilities utilization on students’ academic performance in social studies in secondary schools in Oruk Anam Local Government Area. The study adopted a survey research design and made use of a simple random sampling technique to select a total of 100 students for the findings of the study. Two (2) instruments (Social Studies Achievement Test (SSAT) and questionnaire) were used for data collection.

The test scores were analyzed using independent t-test method; and the result showed that all the calculated t-values were greater than the critical t-values. This resulted to the nullification of the null hypotheses 1 and 2 which implies that e-learning facilities significantly affect students’ academic performance in school subjects including social studies. Some recommendations were made among others that teachers should ensure that students are well exposed to the use of e-learning facilities to boost their pace of learning and skills acquisition as well as students’ academic performance.

 

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contents             

Title Page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Abstract

Table of Contents

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background to the Study

1.2     Statement of the Problem

1.3     Purpose of the Study

1.4     Significance of the Study

1.5     Research Questions

 

1.6     Research Hypotheses

1.7     Limitation of the Study

1.8     Delimitation of the Study

1.9     Definition of Terms

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

 

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODS

3.1     Research Design

3.2     Area of the Study

3.3     Population of the Study

3.4     Sample and Sapling Technique

3.5     Instruments for data collection

3.6     Validation of the Instruments

3.7     Reliability of the Instruments

3.8     Administration of Instrument

3.9     Method of Data Analysis

 

CHAPTER FOUR: ANALYSIS OF DATA AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

 4.1     Data Analysis

4.2     Discussion of Findings

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION

5.1     Summary

5.2     Conclusion

5.3     Recommendations

References

Appendices

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background to the Study

Without a doubt, E-learning facilities utilization provides a teaching medium that can result in the more effective learning base on the concept of students’ centred learning. It also improves the understanding of the students with the use of computer and creating awareness at the advantages of using computer in learning over manual aid (Evans, 2014).

Moreover, according to Goolbee and Guryan (2012) e-learning is a very broad term. Thus, it is used to describe any type of learning environment that takes place away from actual traditional classroom and campus. Specifically, E-learning began at just about the same time that computer was developed that was practiced for personal use. Therefore, the concept and practice of distance learning pre-dates the computer by almost 100 years.

 

E-LEARNING FACILITIES UTILIZATION AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

However, electronic learning and distance learning are not quite the same thing. The basic thing that distinguished distance education is the physical separation of the students from the instructor and the classroom, e-learning however became part of the classroom environment from the beginning. In brief, computerized information system is a computer based organization system which provides information to support management activities and function.

Before the era of e-learning, the word learning clearly depicted a situation of the transferring of knowledge between one person who comprises the role of teacher to another person or group of people (study) with the advanced technology, this traditional way of learning is either replaced or supported by other various learning style including digital media and computer technology where information are transmitted via network and can be access regardless of time and place.

 

1.2     Statement of the Problem

Over the years, there has been policy outcry on the dwindling nature of students’ academic performance in both internal and external school examinations. Undeniably, it is a fact that poor academic performance of students has become a reoccurring feature in our educational system.

 

Without a doubt, many researches and educationists attributed the trend to the nonchalant attitude of students towards studies and the laissez-faire approach of parents towards the educational pursuit of their wards.

Without reservation, worried by this ugly development, government, corporate bodies, and well-meaning individuals have made concerted efforts to stimulate students’ interest in learning, improve the performance of students and to make sure that the past glory of our educational system returns.

Therefore, these efforts have been in the areas of providing basic teaching and learning materials, school infrastructural development, recruitment of qualified teachers among others. All these efforts notwithstanding, the input has remained nothing to write home about.

 

1.3     Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of this study was to examine e-learning facilities utilization and students’ academic performance in secondary schools in Oruk Anam Local Government Area. Specifically, the study sought to:

  1. Examine if e-learning facilities utilization has any effect over manual teaching aids.
  2. To assess the difference in academic performance between male and females students taught using e-learning facilities.

 

1.4     Significance of the Study

The findings of this study shall be of immense importance to teachers, policy makers, educators and the likes.

  1. The study will assist both the federal and State Ministry of Education, Secondary School Management Board and school authorities involved in the review of curriculum and provision of adequate libraries and e-learning facilities.
  2. Also, the study will help teachers to understand the role of e-learning facilities utilization in effective teaching of students.
  3. In addition, the study will create in the students, awareness of regarding the significant of ICT tools and its uses in learning.
  4. Above all, the study will serve as a contribution to the existing body of knowledge on students’ use of e-learning facilities in secondary school libraries.

 

1.5     Research Questions

  1. What advantage does e-learning facilities utilization have over manual teaching aid in Oruk Anam Local Government Area?
  2. Is there any difference in the academic performance of male students taught using e-learning facilities and females students taught using e-learning facilities in Oruk Anam Local Government Area?

 

1.6     Research Hypotheses

The understated hypotheses were formulated to guide the study:

  1. There is no significant difference in the academic performance of students in regards to e-learning facilities utilization and manual teaching aid in Oruk Anam Local Government Area.
  2. There is no significant difference in the academic performance of male students taught using e-learning facilities and female students taught using e-learning facilities in Oruk Anam Local Government Area.

 

1.7     Limitation of the Study          

In the course of the study, the researcher faced certain problems which threatened the success of this investigation. These were insufficient funds, time frame allocated for the completion of the research work and researcher’s academic workload.

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