International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
P-ISSN: 2971-5121
E-ISSN: 3027-1819

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Awareness and Utilization of E-Learning Technologies Among Vocational and Technical Education Students

Calister L. Nwadi1*, Blessing Ijeoma Attah1, Esther Chioma Eze1
1Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

*Correspondence: Calister L. Nwadi, Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria (Email: calister.nwadi@unn.edu.ng).

Abstract: The study investigated the awareness and utilization of e-learning technologies among vocational and technical education (VTE) students. A descriptive survey research design was used for this study, and the population consisted of 551 VTE students. A simple random sample of 62 VTE students was selected. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire. The reliability of the questionnaire was assessed using Cronbach's alpha analysis, and the reliability index was found to be within the acceptable limit of 0.70. An online survey using Google Forms was used to collect the data. The study tested two null hypotheses using binary logistic regression models based on age, department level of study, and devices owned. The data was analyzed using frequency, percentages, and mean. The major findings from the data analysis indicated that VTE students had an awareness and utilization rate of 84.8% for the e-learning website, 75.6% for Google Classroom, and 60.6% for smart boards and video conferencing. However, 24.4% of the students were still unaware of the Moodle Learning Management System and the Canvas e-learning platform at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Based on these findings, it is recommended that VTE students receive proper training to effectively utilize the e-learning technologies available to them, which would aid in fostering creativity and innovation.

Keywords: Awareness, E-learning, Learning Management System, Online Learning

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Publication date:

2023-12-28

DOI

https://doi.org/10.57012/ijhhr.v2n2.011

License 

Vol

2

Issue

2

Page Number

149-161

How to cite:

Nwadi, C.L., Attah, B.I., & Eze, E.C., (2023). Awareness and Utilization of E-Learning Technologies Among Vocational and Technical Education Students. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 2(2), 149-161. https://doi.org/10.57012/ijhhr.v2n2.011