Challenges Associated with the Use of E-Learning Among Pre-Service Business Education Teachers in Colleges of Education in North East Nigeria

Victoria Amelia Enemali


The paper examines the challenges associated with the use of e-learning in Colleges of Education in North East Nigeria. Particular attention is focused on differences in the pre-service business education teachers’ perception based on gender and institutional affiliation. Data for this research came from a sample of 546 pre-service business education teachers drawn from five Colleges of Education in the study area. A survey research design was adopted for the study. The reliability coefficient of the questionnaire used for data collection is 0.89. Five research assistants administered the questionnaire, and data collected were analysed using frequency counts and percentages, mean, t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Scheffe test of multiple comparison.  Results showed that regardless of institutional affiliation, the pre-service business education teachers had considerable agreement that lecturers’ preference for lecture method, and the non-provision of hands-on-IT training on the campus constitute the top most challenge hindering the use of e-learning. Gender and institutional affiliation are statistically significant factors in the mean ratings of pre-service business education teachers regarding the extent to which they experience challenges in the use of e-learning. Based on the results, it was recommended among others that the proprietors of Colleges of Education in North East Nigeria should renew their commitments to education by striving to provide the Colleges with teaching, infrastructure and organizational capacity to implement e-learning effectively and efficiently.

Keywords: Challenges, E-learning, Nigeria, Pre-service business teacher education, ICT.

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