INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to find out the importance of information technology and students academic performance in English Language in secondary schools in Uyo local government area. To achieve this purpose, four research questions and four research hypotheses were formulated to guide this study. The researcher adopted descriptive research design and a sample size of 180 were selected from the total population of 350 using simple random sampling technique. The data was collected from primary source. The primary data were collected with the help of a well-structured questionnaire of two sections administered to the respondents in the selected secondary schools and the hypotheses were tested using t-test statistical technique at 0.05 level of significance. The study reveals that there is a significant relationship between television viewing and students academic in English language. The study was concluded with some recommendations that the government and stakeholders in education sector should procure the necessary ICT infrastructure for their schools to enable the teachers and students benefit maximally in the technological development and ICT contribution in educational advancement, and ICT competence should be incorporated into the curriculum of English Language at all levels of education, ICT competence should also be incorporated into the curriculum of English Language at all levels of education.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page – – – – – – – i
Title Page – – – – – – – – ii
Declaration – – – – – – – iii
Certification – – – – – – – iv
Dedication – – – – – – – v
Acknowledgment – – – – – – vi
Abstract – – – – – – – – vii
Table of Contents – – – – – – viii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem – – – – 3
1.3 Purpose of the Study – – – – – 4
1.4 Significance of the Study – – – – 5
1.5 Research Questions – – – – – 6
1.6 Research Hypotheses – – – – 6
1.7 Assumption of the Study – – – – 7
1.8 Scope/Delimitation of the Study – – 8
1.9 Limitation of the Study – – – – 8
1.10 Operational Definition of Terms – – – 9

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction – – – – – – 10
2.1 Theoretical Framework – – – – 10
2.1.1 Mobile learning theory – – – – 10
2.1.2 Collaborative learning theory – – – 13
2.1.3 Multimedia learning theory – – – 14
2.1.4 The internet and social networking theory – 15
2.1.5 Learning objects theory – – – – 17
2.2 Conceptual framework – – – – 18
2.3 Empirical framework – – – – – 19
2.4 E-Learning in Secondary Education – – 22
2.5 Students attitudes toward ICT – – – 24
2.6 E-Learning techniques – – – – 25
2.7 Factors that affect students academic
performance – – – – – – 29
2.7.1 Students performance – – – – 29
2.7.2 Communication – – – – – 29
2.7.3 Learning facilities – – – – – 30
2.7.4 Proper guidance – – – – – 32
2.8 Students’ Academic performance in English
Language in Nigeria – – – – – 32
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0 Introduction – – – – – – 36
3.1 Research Design – – – – – 36
3.2 Area of the Study – – – – – 37
3.3 Population of the Study – – – – 39
3.4 Sample Size and Sampling Techniques – 39
3.5 Instrumentation – – – – – 40
3.6 Validation of Instrument – – – 41
3.7 Reliability of Instrument – – – 41
3.8 Administration of the Instrument – – 41
3.9 Method of Data Analysis – – – 42
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
4.0 Introduction – – – – – – 44
4.1 Data Presentation and Analysis – – 44
4.2 Testing of Hypotheses – – – – 45
4.3 Discussion of Findings – – – – 50

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.0 Introduction – – – – – – 53
5.1 Summary – – – – – – – 53
5.2 Conclusion – – – – – – 54
5.3 Recommendations – – – – – 55
References – – – – – – 57
Appendices – – – – – – 63

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