Application of E-Learning in Colleges of Education and Students Academic Performances in Social Studies in Ondo State Nigeria

Abidoye J. A., Fakokunde, J. B.


This study investigated the availability of E-learning infrastructures and the influence of application of E-learning infrastructures in teaching and learning of social studies in the academic performance of students in Colleges of Education in Ondo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted in this study. A sample of 190 social studies students and 10 lecturers were randomly selected from two colleges of education in Ondo State. The study was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. A research instrument (E-learning infrastructures in Teaching and Learning of Social Studies (ELITLSS), which was 8 items questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The mean and standard deviation statistics were used to answer the research questions, while t-test was used to test the two hypotheses formulated in the study. The finding of this study showed that the availability of e-learning infrastructures in Colleges of Education is very low and students have low competence on the application of e-learning infrastructures in learning of social studies. Also it was found out that students taught with e-learning infrastructures had significantly better academic performance than those taught with conventional method, significant difference was found between the academic performance of private and public school students exposed to social studies with e-learning infrastructures. Finally, the paper concludes by proffering some recommendations among which e-learning competence should be incorporated into the curriculum of social studies education in Colleges of Education in Nigeria was included.


Key words: E-learning, ICT, private and public schools, social studies, College of Education.


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