Effectiveness of telecommunication gadgets and its impact on business education students in universities in Rivers State
Amesi J, Ezeora CI
The study examined effectiveness of telecommunication gadgets and its impact on Business Education students in universities in Rivers State. Correlational survey design was adopted in the study. The area of study was in Rivers State. A population of 2,168 respondents was used for the study and a sample size of 168 determined through Taro Yamene formula was adopted. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. A structured questionnaire tagged “effectiveness of telecommunication gadgets and its impact on Business Education students in universities (ETGIBESU) was used by the researchers. The instrument used was validated by three experts; two in the field of study including and a measurement and evaluation expert and a reliability coefficient of 0.82 was obtained using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient through test-re-test method of estimating reliability. Research questions were analysed with mean and standard deviation and the hypotheses were tested with correlation statistical tool. Findings from the study showed that effectiveness of telecommunication gadget include that it could be assessed anytime, anywhere, access to remote learning, prepare individuals for the workplace, benefits for Business Education programme, improve the quality of education, and that the impact of telecommunication gadget include, supporting conventional classroom work, help in the design and development of learning material, accessing electronic teaching materials and virtual library, playing a key role in education administration, facilitate independent study and individual instruction, making learning more vivid and engaging, bringing a permanent solution to brain drain problems and it has large cost. Based on the findings, conclusion was made and recommendations made amongst others include lecturers should communicate with students in classroom using telecommunication gadget to educate them, government should make telecommunication gadgets affordable by every students.
Amesi J, Ezeora CI. Effectiveness of telecommunication gadgets and its impact on business education students in universities in Rivers State. International Journal of Advanced Education and Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 62-68