Effects of Google Classroom on the Academic Performance of Business Education Students in Cost Accounting in Federal Colleges of Education



The study was carried out to investigate the effects of Google classroom on the academic performance of business education students in cost accounting in Federal Colleges of Education in North-West Nigeria. Quasi experimental design was adopted for the study. In order to achieve this, three specific objectives and three research questions were raised. Three null hypotheses were tested for the study. The population of the study was 241 students and the sample was 91. Cost Accounting performance Test (CAPT) was used as the instrument for data collection. The instrument consisted of two sections. Section A was the pre-test and section B was the post-test. The data collection procedure lasted for five weeks. The research questions one to three were answered using mean and standard deviation. Null hypotheses one to three were tested using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). All the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Null hypotheses one were rejected, while hypotheses two and three were retained. The study found that Google classroom had positive effects on the academic performance of Business Education students in Cost accounting. However, there was no significant gender effect on the academic performance of male and female students who were taught cost accounting using Google classroom. There was a significant difference in the academic performance of business education students taught Cost Accounting using Google classroom and lecture method. Based on the findings, it was concluded that Google classroom affected the academic performance of business education students in cost accounting. It was recommended among others that Google classroom should be used to teach cost accounting to Business Education students in Colleges of Education.

Keywords: Classroom, Social Media, Academic Performance, Business Education and Cost Accounting

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/12-9-03

Publication date:March 31st 2021

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