Jude D.A. Utoware, Chamberlain P. Kren-Ikidi, Israel O. Apreala


The purpose of this study was to examine the issues and trends in the application of new technologies in teaching business education in Nigerian universities in the South-South States of Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted. The area of the study was South-South State universities offering
Business Education. The population comprised 72 Business Educators in Nigerian universities in the South-South State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The study used a four-point rating scale questionnaire with 15 items each in three clusters. The instrument was validated by three experts and it obtained a reliability coefficient of 0.86 after being tested with the use of Cronbach Alpha. Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation for answering the research questions and t-test for testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Result of the study revealed that new technologies in business education for instructional delivery are not adequately provided for, which is discouraging business educators from effective
utilization of these new technology in teaching business education in the Nigerian universities in the South-South States of Nigeria. Recommendations were made among others that Government at all levels and stakeholders should intensify effort on the provision of relevant new technological devices to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Keywords: New Technologies, Teaching, Relevance, Available, Utilization

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