ONLINE RESOURCE USAGE AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN BAYELSA STATE
Keywords:Online Resource Usage, Business Performance, Students, Technology
The purpose of the study was to investigate online resources usage and business performance of students in tertiary institution in Bayelsa State. Population of the study was 215 final year business education students from three tertiary institution in Bayelsa State that offer business education. Data collection instrument was through a researcher-design titled Online Resources Usage and Academic Performance of Business Education Students Questionnaire (ORUAPBESQ). The analysis for research questions and to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance was the Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Some of the result amongst others showed that undergraduate student in tertiary institution in Bayelsa State showed a weak response indicating the relationship that exists between online resources usage and academic performance of business education student’s tertiary institution in Bayelsa State is weak. The implication of the study is that findings of the study would provide useful information that will assist lecturers of business education at all levels to improve on the use of online resources in the teaching and learning of business education courses. It was recommended among others that; alternative power supply should be made available in the department of business education in all schools to ensure constant power supply for internet and e-learning services, and there should be short term training courses for both teachers and students on e-learning in Nigeria institution of higher learning. Also computer laboratories with internet facilities should be provided for all business education departments in universities and college of education in Nigeria.