INFLUENCE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES IN UNIVERSITIES IN EDO AND DELTA STATES OF NIGERIA
Keywords: Technology, Teaching, learning
AbstractThe main purpose of this study was to determine the influence of modern technology on the teaching and learning of business education courses in universities in Edo and Delta states of Nigeria. Specifically, the study aimed to find out the influence of interactive television and multimedia projector on the teaching and learning of business education courses. The study utilized a survey research design. The population of the study comprised all final year students of Delta State University and Ambrose Alli University studying business education and their business educators in Edo and Delta states. The major findings of the study based on the two research questions and the null hypotheses were that: interactive television has high extent influence on the teaching and learning of business education courses; multimedia projector has high extent influence on the teaching and learning of business education courses; there is no significant difference in the mean rating between male and female business educators on the influence of modern technology on the teaching of business education courses; and there is no significant difference in the mean rating between male and female students on the influence of modern technology in the learning of business education courses. On the basis of these findings, the following recommendations were made: institutions should encourage training and retraining of business educators on the use of these modern technologies; non-government organizations should provide both hardware and software of modern technology for adequate utilization; and government at all levels should increase budgetary spending on education, especially on procurement of modern ICT related facilities.