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Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Idika, Ezinne O; Eneogu, Njideka D; Ede Maxwell O; Obiorah Ngozika J; Nji, Ifeyinwa A; Okolie Ogechukwu M, Tom Blessing.

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This study investigated the availability and utilization of Digital Technologies (DT) in teaching and learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. The study employed a descriptive survey research design. A stratified random sampling technique was used to select 245 students out of a study population of 806 undergraduate Economics students, and 12 lecturers out of 49 Economics lecturers in the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria. A questionnaire titled Availability and Utilization of Digital Technology (QAUDT) was used for Data collection. The instrument was validated appropriately, trial tested, and subjected to Cronbach Alpha reliability with an overall reliability coefficient of 0.871. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study showed that DTs are moderately available, but well utilized in the teaching and learning of Economics in UNN. However, major challenges including the high cost of internet data and software, low internet bandwidth, and epileptic power supply, were the major challenges hindering the effective utilization of DTs in the teaching and learning of Economics in UNN. The researchers recommended the provisions of affordable internet data, adequate bandwidth, and regular power for effective teaching and learning of Economics.

Key words: Digital technologies; availability; Utilization; Economics; Teaching and learning


 
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O IE, D EN, O EM, J ON, A NI, Blessing OOMT. Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52


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O IE, D EN, O EM, J ON, A NI, Blessing OOMT. Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=73239 [Access: April 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52


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O IE, D EN, O EM, J ON, A NI, Blessing OOMT. Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52



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O IE, D EN, O EM, J ON, A NI, Blessing OOMT. Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR. (2021), [cited April 17, 2021]; 8(2): 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52



Harvard Style

O, I. E., D, . E. N., O, . E. M., J, . O. N., A, . N. I. & Blessing, . O. O. M. T. (2021) Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. JCR, 8 (2), 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52



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O, Idika, Ezinne, Eneogu, Njideka D, Ede Maxwell O, Obiorah Ngozika J, Nji, Ifeyinwa A, and Okolie Ogechukwu M, Tom Blessing. 2021. Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52



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O, Idika, Ezinne, Eneogu, Njideka D, Ede Maxwell O, Obiorah Ngozika J, Nji, Ifeyinwa A, and Okolie Ogechukwu M, Tom Blessing. "Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

O, Idika, Ezinne, Eneogu, Njideka D, Ede Maxwell O, Obiorah Ngozika J, Nji, Ifeyinwa A, and Okolie Ogechukwu M, Tom Blessing. "Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 494-502. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

O, I. E., D, . E. N., O, . E. M., J, . O. N., A, . N. I. & Blessing, . O. O. M. T. (2021) Availability and Utilization of Digital Technologies in the Teaching and Learning of Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 494-502. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.52