APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES AMONG STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN RIVERS STATE

J. Amesi, M.T. Allison

Abstract


The study was conducted to ascertain the application of new technologies in teaching Business Education courses in tertiary institutions in Rivers State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Three objectives, three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The total population of the study was 69 Business Education lecturers. The study adopted a census sampling technique; this was because the population of the study was of manageable size. A well structured questionnaire was used to gather data for the study. Data was analyzed using mean and standard deviation, while z-test statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there are new technologies but they are rarely used by the lecturers in teaching Business Education courses in tertiary institutions in Rivers State; also Business Education studios and laboratories are not equipped with new technologies and finally, most business educators are not in tune with the use of new technologies. The researchers then recommended that: new technologies should be constantly used by business educators in teaching Business Education courses, Government should equip Business Education studios and laboratories to enable the lecturers teach with modern facilities amongst others.

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