ONLINE LEARNING IN A HEALTH PANDEMIC ERA AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION LECTURERS IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA
Keywords:Online Learning, Job Performance, Health Pandemic Era, Business Education Lecturer
The Study Investigated ‘Online Learning in a Health Pandemic Era and Job Performance of Business Education Lecturers in South-South Universities of Nigeria’. The study adopted a correlational research design. A population of 202 business education lecturers was selected for the study consisting of Lecturers in selected universities in the south-south zone. The study involved the total number of populations in the study by employing the census sampling technique for the study”. A structured instrument titled: A self-structured questionnaire titled: “Blended Learning and Job Performance Questionnaire (BLJPQ) was used for the study “The instrument was validated by the researcher’s supervisor and two other experts in Measurement and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt”. The Cronbach alpha method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument. Twenty copies of the instrument were administered to 202 lecturers at Imo State University who were not part of the study. Findings revealed that there is a positive relationship between online learning and job performance in a health pandemic era. It was therefore recommended among others that institutions offering business education should invest in robust online platforms that can accommodate a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Heads of the Department should provide the necessary structures for the implementation of human/ digital infrastructure and blended learning structures, facilities and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of jobs beyond the pandemic era.