SKILLS NEED OF BUSINESS EDUCATORS FOR UTILISATION OF SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY IN TEACHING BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

Nsini A. Akpan, Uduonyi O. Eminue, Juliet O. Onyebueke, Dominic E. Ogbang

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The main purpose of the study was to determine skills need of Business Educators for utilisation of synchronous instructional strategy in teaching Business Education courses in Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria. Three specific objectives and three research questions were raised, while three hypotheses were formulated to guide this study. This study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 276 respondents made up of 164 Business Educators and 112 Computer Education lecturers from 10 State Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria. The sample of the study was 163 respondents made up of 97 Business Educators and 66 Computer Education lecturers from 10 State Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria. Convenient sampling technique was adopted to select respondents for the study. The researcher developed instrument titled Skills Need for Utilisation of Synchronous Instructional Strategy Questionnaire (SNUSIS) was used to obtain data for the study. The instrument was face validated by three research experts in University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The internal consistency reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha which yielded a coefficient of 0.81. The data collected were analysed using Mean and Improvement Need Index to answer the research questions, while hypotheses were tested using t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that there is no significant difference in the Mean rating of Computer Education Lecturers and Business Educators in word processing skills need for utilisation of synchronous instructional strategy in teaching Business Education courses in Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria. The findings also revealed that there is a significant difference between the Mean rating of Computer Education Lecturers and Business Educators in spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills need for utilisation of synchronous instructional strategy in teaching Business Education courses in Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria. It is therefore recommended that management of Colleges of Education should provide opportunity for Business Educators to undertake more training on word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint through Seminars, workshops and conferences to enhance their ability to utilise synchronous instructional strategy in teaching Business Education courses in Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria.

 

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