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PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

Okop, Ekaette okon; Nweke Prince Onyemaechi; Okeke, Polycarp M. D; Okafor, Ikechukwu Charles; Emeasoba, Nneka Charity, Eneh, Eberechukwu Charity.

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The study examined the problems and prospects of contemporary distance learning technologies in universities in Nigeria. The study was carried out in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Three research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. The population for the study was 280 respondents, consists of 102 facilitators (52 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and 50 from National Opening University) and 178 students (108 from the University of Nigeria and 70 from National Open University). There was no sampling because the population was a manageable size. A twenty-four structure questionnaire was used to illicit information from the respondents. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire titled: Contemporary Distance Learning Technologies Questionnaire (CDLTQ) developed by the researchers to generate data for the study. The instrument was faced validated by three experts. To determine the internal consistency of the instrument, the Cronbach Alpha method was used. The overall reliability co-efficient of 0.84 was obtained for the instrument. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while the null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level significance using t-test statistics. The findings of the study revealed the role of Information and Communication Technology in distance learning and challenges facing ICT usage, integration and the need to promote long-term policies outcomes when evaluating distance learning programmes. The findings of the study also revealed that there is high hope and enthusiasm for distance learning as the nation is faced with inadequacies in essential services and infrastructures: electricity, postal and telecommunication services and so on. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations were proposed.

Key words: Distance learning, Technologies, ICT, Nigerian universities


 
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okon OE, Onyemaechi NP, D OPM, Charles OI, . PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84


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okon OE, Onyemaechi NP, D OPM, Charles OI, . PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=77503 [Access: May 30, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84


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okon OE, Onyemaechi NP, D OPM, Charles OI, . PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84



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okon OE, Onyemaechi NP, D OPM, Charles OI, . PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. JCR. (2021), [cited May 30, 2021]; 8(2): 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84



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okon, O. E., Onyemaechi, . N. P., D, . O. P. M., Charles, . O. I. & (2021) PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. JCR, 8 (2), 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84



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okon, Okop, Ekaette, Nweke Prince Onyemaechi, Okeke, Polycarp M. D, Okafor, Ikechukwu Charles, and Emeasoba, Nneka Charity, Eneh, Eberechukwu Charity. 2021. PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84



Chicago Style

okon, Okop, Ekaette, Nweke Prince Onyemaechi, Okeke, Polycarp M. D, Okafor, Ikechukwu Charles, and Emeasoba, Nneka Charity, Eneh, Eberechukwu Charity. "PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

okon, Okop, Ekaette, Nweke Prince Onyemaechi, Okeke, Polycarp M. D, Okafor, Ikechukwu Charles, and Emeasoba, Nneka Charity, Eneh, Eberechukwu Charity. "PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 813-820. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84



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okon, O. E., Onyemaechi, . N. P., D, . O. P. M., Charles, . O. I. & (2021) PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY DISTANCE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 813-820. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.84