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ANALYSING THE AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF E-LEARNING FACILITIES FOR MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COURSES IN UNIVERSITIES IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Inadequate utilization of new technologies facilities by teachers could result in producing graduates with only theoretical knowledge and less experience in practical courses which required the application of ICT skills. This study investigated availability and utilization of elearning facilities for management and business courses in universities in Kwara state. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the conduct of the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population comprised of 282 lecturers of management and business courses in universities in Kwara state. Random and stratified sample techniques were used to select one hundred management and business lecturers in universities in Kwara State. A questionnaire with Cronbach Alpha reliability of 0.80 was used for the data collection. Descriptive of mean rating was used to answer the research questions while the two hypotheses formulated were tested using One-way ANOVA at 0. 05 level of significance. The findings indicated that e-learning facilities were moderately available (mean = 96.64) while utilization was found occasionally used (mean = 98.16) for teaching and learning activities of business and management courses in the selected universities in Kwara state. It was also revealed that there was no statistically significant difference within the group (F (2, 82, 84) = 1.57, .213 @ p >.05). Based on the findings, it was recommended that there is need for universities authority to give more priority in the provision of e-learning facilities through industry-university collaboration for effective teaching and learning to take place.
Keywords: Availability, Utilization, E-Learning Facilities, Management and Business