S. Ibrahim1 & D. Moses 2 & H.A. Ibrahim3 & M. C. Samaila 4
1Department of Basic Sciences, Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology, Baga, Borno State
2Department of Electrical Technology Education, Modibbo Adama University, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria
3Department of Automobile Technology, Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria
4Government Day Secondary School, Betso, Mubi North L.G.A. Adamawa State, Nigeria
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess students’ perceived ease of use and acceptance of blended learning environments among junior secondary school students in Biu Education Zone, Borno State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 22,968 which comprised of 14929 male students and 8039 female students in 14 Government Secondary Schools in Biu Education Zone, Borno State. The study adopted purposive sampling technique to select two intact classes of 90 students. Instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire titled: Students Perceived Acceptance of Blended Learning (SPABL) developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated by three experts and a reliability of 0.81 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Mean statistic was used to answer the research questions while regression analysis was used to test the null hypotheses of the study at 0.05 level of significance. Finding of the study revealed that the students are satisfied with blended learning and found it easy to use; the perceived acceptance of blended learning was high; and constraints that affect students’ proper use of blended learning include computer illiteracy of students and lecturers and inadequate technological resources. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made: teachers teaching basic technology subject should expose the students to various modes of blended supported learning management system to promote student-centered instructional approach; Government should organize ICT training for teachers from time-to-time to update and get acquainted with latest technological innovations like blended learning.
Keywords: : Blended Learning, Perceived, Ease of Use, Acceptance, Secondary School
Published: September 5, 2021
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), September 2021, Vol.8, No.3