Challenges of Integrating New Technologies for Teaching and Learning in the Business Education Programme of Colleges of Education in South-East Nigeria
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 6-1, December 2015, Pages: 9-14
Received: Sep. 15, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 8, 2015; Published: Nov. 30, 2015
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Ile Chika Madu, Vocational Education Department, Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Udegbunam Emmanuel Obidi, Vocational Education Department, Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Odimmega Chinyere Genevive, Vocational Education Department, Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
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Abstract
The study focused on challenges of integrating new technologies for teaching and learning in business education programme at colleges of education in south-east Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study and three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. A survey design was adopted. The population consisted of 129 business educators. No sample as taken, as the number was sizeable for the researchers to handle. A structured questionnaire titled “challenges of integrating new technologies for teaching and learning in the business education programme” (CINTTLBEP) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The reliability of the instrument was ensured using test re-test technique. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient formula which yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.88. Data related to the research questions were analyzed using mean and standard deviation in respect to research questions while, z-test was used to test the hypotheses. It is concluded that new technologies should be provided in colleges of education and business educators should be trained and retrained on the use of these technologies. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that government should grant permission to business educators to undertake in-service training locally and internationally and among others.
Keywords
Integration, New Technologies, Teaching, Learning and Colleges of Education
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Ile Chika Madu, Udegbunam Emmanuel Obidi, Odimmega Chinyere Genevive, Challenges of Integrating New Technologies for Teaching and Learning in the Business Education Programme of Colleges of Education in South-East Nigeria, Education Journal. Special Issue: New Dimensions in Vocational Business Education Teaching and Learning. Vol. 4, No. 6-1, 2015, pp. 9-14. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.s.2015040601.12
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