Assessing Internet Activities and Its Derived Benefits for Learning Among Secondary School Students in Ilorin South, Kwara State, Nigeria

Olatayo Olanrewaju, Aderonke Soetan


This study was carried out to investigate students’ internet activities and its benefits on their learning outcomes in a secondary school in Ilorin South, Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey; three research questions were raised to guide the study. There were 256 students for the study sample and the instrument utilized was researchers’ designed questionnaire with 20 items. The statistical tools used for data analysis included frequency count, simple percentage and mean score. The findings showed that students utilized internet for playing games, watching movies and as a place that provides quality learning contents and best answers to their schoolwork among others. Furthermore, the findings indicated that students had many benefits from the internet such as, motivating them to go on adventure, found fun and able to solve many schoolwork/assignments. Based on the findings, the study recommends that students of secondary education should be encouraged to pay attention more to educative activities online than other activities, and get focused on their academics accordingly. The stakeholders in general and secondary school authority in particular should monitor well the activities students engage themselves with online.

Keywords: Assessment, Digital technology, Internet activities, Learning outcomes, Benefits

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