TEACHERS' UTILIZATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR QUALITY TEACHING OF BUSINESS STUDIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

F. N. Nnajiofor, Chiamaka Ebelechukwu Ejikeme

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This study determined teachers’ utilization of instructional technology for quality teaching of business studies in secondary schools in Enugu State. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Related literature pertinent to the study were reviewed which exposed the need for the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted using a population of 388 business studies teachers in public secondary schools in the six Education Zones in Enugu State. A sample of 149 business studies teachers was drawn using the simple random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire developed by the researcher was used for data collection and was validated by three experts. Cronbach Alpha method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument. The reliability index obtained was r = 0.83. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test. Mean was used to answer the research questions and standard deviation was used to explain how the responses of the respondents varied. t-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The results showed that business studies teachers moderately utilized multimedia projectors and lowly utilized interactive whiteboard for quality teaching of business studies. The results also showed that there was no significant difference in the mean responses of business studies teachers on the extent of utilization of multimedia projectors and interactive whiteboard on the basis of gender and age. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended, among others, that the Ministry of Education should frequently organize seminars, workshops and any other in-service courses; to familiarize and sensitize business studies teachers with a wide range of instructional technology tools.

 

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