International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Full Length Research Paper

Demographic variables and students use of e-learning resources in public secondary schools libraries in Rivers State of Nigeria

C. N. Owate*
  • C. N. Owate*
  • Department of Library, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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M. Afolabi
  • M. Afolabi
  • Faculty of Education, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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P. C. Akanwa
  • P. C. Akanwa
  • Faculty of Education, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 22 July 2016
  •  Accepted: 18 January 2017
  •  Published: 28 February 2017

Abstract

The applications of e-learning resources to studies, teaching and learning by both staff and students have been investigated. However, the provision of e-learning tools for stake-holders is a modern goal to improving as well as achieving the quality of educational system in the twenty first century is imperative. Students’ demographic variables and the use of e-learning  resources in selected public secondary schools in Rivers State as presented in this research has detailed expository facts. The impacts of age, gender, class level availability, accessibility, and human resources as independent variables in the use of e-learning resources were determined. Six research questions and hypotheses each were validated or invalidated depending upon the respondents results. Linear regression, t-test and multiple regression analyses were employed as statistical tools. It was discovered that there are immense influences of some demographic independent variables such as age, gender, availability, accessibility, and human resources in the use of e-learning resources in public secondary schools in Rivers State. Besides availability and accessibility were major contributors to the associated relationships in the use of e-learning resources. Equally needful are human resources and students' skills. There was contrast distinction between class level and other independent variables since it had no significant effect on the use of e-learning resources within the domain for public schools in Rivers State

Key words: Demographic variables, age, gender, class level availability, accessibility, multiple regression and e-learning resources.