EXTENT OF UTILIZATION OF E-LEARNING RESOURCES BY BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN PUBLIC TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA FOR CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

Gabriel Chidiebere Alonta

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The study ascertained the extent of utilization of e-learning resources by business education students in public tertiary institutions in Enugu State for class assignments. One research question guided the study and two hypotheses tested. A total of 1407 business education students in four public tertiary institutions in Enugu State made up the population of the study. A sample size of 312 students was drawn using Taro Yamane formular. The research instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled “The Extent of Utilization of E-learning Resources by Business Education Students” (EUERBES). Three experts validated the instrument. The reliability of the instrument was ensured by administering 20 copies to business education students in Anambra State and Cronbach alpha was used to analyse to analyse data collected and correlation coefficient of 0.94 was obtained. Mean was used to answer the research question while z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed among others that business education students in public tertiary institutions utilized e-learning resources for class assignments to a high extent. To encourage the utilization of e-learning by business education students, it was recommended, among others, that the business educators in public tertiary institutions in Enugu State should give students class assignments to be done and submitted through any of the e-learning platforms.


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Utilization, e-learning resources, business education students, public tertiary institutions

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