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Influence of Social Media on Academic Performance of Business Education Students of Public Universities in South-East States of Nigeria (Published)

The main purpose of the study was to determine the influence of social media on academic performance of business education students in public universities in South-East States of Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population was 397 students of business education programme in the seven public universities in South-East states of Nigeria. The entire population was used for the study, therefore there was no sampling. The instrument used for data collection was a 20 items questionnaire structure in four point rating scale. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was conducted using Cronbach Alpha and it yielded 0.86. Out of 397 copies of the questionnaire distributed to the respondents 374 was returned representing 94.21% returned rate. Mean with standard deviation was used to answer the research questions and the null hypothesis were tested at 0.05 level of significant using t-test. The findings of the study showed that social media influences the students’ academic performance positively and negatively in business education. Based on the finding, recommendations were made which include that students should be encouraged to utilize social media in the way that it will positively influence the academic performance, and students should be given assignments and research work to keep them busy away from the negative use.

           

Keywords: : Academic Performance, Business Education, Internet, Social media

How Could Xiaomi Success in Online Phone Purchase Persuasion Influence Other Phone Manufacturer (Published)

As the world evolved, people were not only able to grow and produce more crops but they have also found the ability to mass produce. With the ability to mass produce, people start to trade with traders that come from all over the world. All those exchange and trading activities are done through physical appearance of two or more people. In the 21st century, most businesses are beginning to be transacted online. Buyers no longer need to go out from the house and go through all the hassle just to buy certain products. Xiaomi took advantage of the changes of world of internet and succeeded. As Xiaomi grew bigger, other phone manufacturers saw the opportunity to be as successful as Xiaomi. This paper looks into the current phone purchase behavior of the consumers and how the behavior is able to create opportunity to the other phone manufacturers to copy Xiaomi’s success

Keywords: Internet, Online Purchase Behavior, Xiaomi

University Library Services and Academic Success of Students: A Case Study of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (Published)

This research is a venture into a study of the impact of some selected library services on the academic success of students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria with a view to establish if there exists any relationship between specific library services and academic performance of students. A test-retest reliability method of two weeks interval was conducted. Responses obtained were subjected to Pearson Products Moment Correlation (PPMC) method and a reliability coefficient of 0.83 was obtained. Multistage sampling technique was employed. 1656 respondents were selected for the study, with 89% response rate. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed in the study. The study found that the significant mean score of Internet services (3.33), Selective dissemination of Information SDI(2.93), and circulation services(2.97) were above average (2.5) with reference services(2.46) alone being below average. However, only Internet Services(R=0.880 p-value=0.049<0.05) was found to correlate significantly with the student academic performance. The most utilized services at FUTO library are the internet services, seconded by Book Loan services. It was recommended that more effort should be put to ensure the sustenance of internet and circulation services as they help students achieve higher test scores.

Keywords: Academic, Internet, Library, Success, services

Design and Implementation of Integrated Mobile Responsive Student Enrolment System (Published)

The integrated online student enrolment and information management system enables applicants to apply and enroll into programmes of their preferred choices in Wa Polytechnic prior to the commencement of the academic year and semester. The activities involved in the implementation of the system were requirements gathering, specification analysis, system design, end user training and post implementation review. A prototype of requirement specifications was developed, tested, reviewed and approved by the user. The successful implementation of the student information management system was based on the involvement of the stakeholders working in higher institution of learning. The system allows students to enroll through the Internet without traveling to the campus. It incorporates school management rules and processes which include enrolment, registration and grading. The system design and development was modeled to allow mobile device accessibility and responsiveness. Students receive notices of their application outcome, admission and examination results on their global system for mobile telecommunication (GSM) mobile phones, emails and school website. The mobile responsiveness and user friendliness of the application provide high user experience satisfaction. Since Wa Polytechnic does not have online library system, the system should be scaled up to allow lecturers to upload course materials for students to access.

Keywords: GSM Mobile Phones, Information Management System, Internet, Mobile Responsiveness, enrolment

Jordanian Domain Names (.Jo) The Concept and the Legal Nature (Published)

This study addressed the concept of Jordanian Domain Names (.jo) with regards to definition, explaining the key characteristics and registerable domain types in accordance with Domain Name Registration Policy that is accredited in Jordan. Therefore, it examined the legal nature and adaptation. Moreover, how their roles have been developed to be a legal tool after being a technical tool, to mark the online presence for people, which urged the legislation interference in several countries to organize related issues to the concept of those domains and their legal adaptation which is not found in Jordanian legislations that didn’t state internet domain names. Specifically, Jordanian domain under (.jo) neither the concept nor identifying the legal nature for domains and their position in legal concepts prevailed in Jordanian legal system. the registration policy addressed the technical procedural aspect for domains registration process without indicating their concept, nature and rights emanating from this registration. This matter urges legislation interference to organize legal issues related to those national domains which are distinguished, private and significant due to the considerations of independent legal nature added to the elements of Jordanian legal system.

Keywords: .jo, Domain Name, E-Commerce, ICANN, Internet, intellectual property

The 4.0 Industrial Revolution Affecting Higher Education Organizations’ Operation in Vietnam (Published)

The 4.0 industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will affect almost every sector of the economy, but the degree of impact varies. The most influential are labor-intensive industries such as apparel and electronics. These are industries with hundreds or even thousands of workers, so there will be challenges when automation is increasing. In addition, a higher education organization’s success is influenced by factors’ operating in it’s internal and external environment; a higher education organization can increase it’s success by adopting strategies which manipulate these factors to it’s advantage. A successful higher education organization will not only understand existing factors but also forecast change, so that it can take advantage of change within the environments in which it operates. The study results showed that there were 150 persons who are the managers of higher education organization in Vietnam who interviewed and answered about 13 questions. Data collected from March 2016 to March 2017 for higher education organizations in Vietnam. The paper had been analyzed KMO test, Cronbach’s Alpha and the result of KMO analysis which used for multiple regression analysis. Managers’ responses measured through an adapted questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale (Conventions: 1: Completely disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: Normal; 4: Agree; 5: completely agree). Hard copy and online questionnaire distributed among 1.000 managers of higher education organization in Vietnam. In addition, the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) results showed that there were three factors, which included of factors following human resource quality (X1), macro environment change (X2), technology capabilities (X3) with significance level 5 percent. In addition, all of three components affecting the higher education organizations’ operation in Vietnam with significance level 5 percent. The research results processed from SPSS 20.0 software.   

Keywords: High Tech, Higher Education, Industry 4.0, Internet, Organization

The 4.0 Industrial Revolution Affecting Higher Education Organizations’ Operation in Vietnam (Published)

The 4.0 industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will affect almost every sector of the economy, but the degree of impact varies. The most influential are labor-intensive industries such as apparel and electronics. These are industries with hundreds or even thousands of workers, so there will be challenges when automation is increasing. In addition, a higher education organization’s success is influenced by factors’ operating in it’s internal and external environment; a higher education organization can increase it’s success by adopting strategies which manipulate these factors to it’s advantage. A successful higher education organization will not only understand existing factors but also forecast change, so that it can take advantage of change within the environments in which it operates. The study results showed that there were 150 persons who are the managers of higher education organization in Vietnam who interviewed and answered about 13 questions. Data collected from March 2016 to March 2017 for higher education organizations in Vietnam. The paper had been analyzed KMO test, Cronbach’s Alpha and the result of KMO analysis which used for multiple regression analysis. Managers’ responses measured through an adapted questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale (Conventions: 1: Completely disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: Normal; 4: Agree; 5: completely agree). Hard copy and online questionnaire distributed among 1.000 managers of higher education organization in Vietnam. In addition, the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) results showed that there were three factors, which included of factors following human resource quality (X1), macro environment change (X2), technology capabilities (X3) with significance level 5 percent. In addition, all of three components affecting the higher education organizations’ operation in Vietnam with significance level 5 percent. The research results processed from SPSS 20.0 software.   

Keywords: High Tech, Higher Education, Industry 4.0, Internet, Organization

The Occupy Moment: Hong Kong Student Movement in Korea and the Function of Social Media (Published)

With the diffusion of social network sites and applications, social media have become one of the most popular Internet (communication) services. Most of the information exchange that occurs on these social networking sites is not only personal information or entertainment, but also new ways to stimulate citizen engagement in politics because of the fast flowing of videos and news reports. They are incorporating more political issues and public affairs into these social media platforms. The ‘Umbrella Movement’, which triggered global attention, is a typical case that illustrates the importance of social media in the social movement. During the entire 2014 campaign, social media and social media platforms played a key role in providing students a new way to obtain immediate information from different perspectives and allowing some student leaders to announce strategies or directions to other students or participants in the movement. In an era when students’ time and attention are increasingly directed towards social media and social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, these platforms allow students to obtain political information without needing the intermediate role of mass media. Reactions, feedback and conversations generated online are stimulating and facilitate social participation.

Keywords: Facebook, Internet, Netizens, Social Movement, communication

Factors Influencing Online Marketing Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Dong Nai Province (Published)

Nowadays, the Internet is covering almost every corner of the places in Vietnam and it makes the transmission of information much faster. In The number of internet users is up to 80% and over 70% of internet users go to the net for information. With so much search content, the content is there, it’s really great. Besides, online marketing is a way to advertise the products and services that will save enterprises a lot of money compared to traditional marketing. Online marketing campaigns can be easily measured and evaluated to be able to draw lessons for the following campaigns. Effectiveness comes quickly (eg, enterprises hire banner ads on a reputable website. So many visitors will find out information on enterprises’ website.); and Broad range of marketing is not limited, information flow is rich, diverse in form. Customers can find the information they want anytime and anywhere, just the internet. Moreover, the research results showed that there were 300 customers who interviewed and answered about 15 questions. The Data collected from 05/07/2016 to 15/07/2017 in Dong Nai province. The researcher had analyzed Cronbach’s alpha, KMO test, the result of KMO analysis used for multiple regression analysis. The research results were processed from SPSS 20.0 software. Finally, the researchers have recommendations supporting the sustainable development of online marketing development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Dong Nai province.

Keywords: E-Commerce, Internet, Marketing and LHU, SMEs, online

Recommendations Developing the Internet Banking Services Of Commercial Banks in Ho Chi Minh City (Published)

Over the past years, the banking and finance sector in Vietnam has seen strong changes. The scale and network of commercial banks have been expanded more quickly. The number of customers using internet banking services has also increased. Besides, the strong penetration of information and communication technologies into the finance and banking sector has recently created new hi-tech products and services such as payment services by Internet. The benefits of electronic banking are enormous thanks to fast, accurate and secure. Along with the trend of using ATM cards, in the last few years, Internet banking has been developed as a financial and banking channel for all types of individuals and businesses. Internet banking services are helping customers own financial resources anytime, anywhere. Moreover, the research results showed that there were 300 commercial bank customers who interviewed and answered about 14 questions. The Data collected from 05/06/2016 to 15/06/2017 in Ho Chi Minh City. The researcher had analyzed Cronbach’s alpha, KMO test, the result of KMO analysis used for multiple regression analysis. The research results were processed from SPSS 20.0 software. Finally, the researcher has recommendations supporting the sustainable development of internet banking services at commercial banks in Ho Chi Minh City.

Keywords: Banking, Commercial Bank, Internet, LHU, online

The Impact of Social Media on University of Cape Coast Psychology Students’ Academic Performance (Published)

The study was conducted to find out the impact of social media on University of Cape Coast Psychology students’ academic performance. Descriptive survey and convenient sampling were the research design and sampling technique used respectively. The sample size of the study was two hundred (200) psychology students of the university of Cape Coast. Three research questions were posed to guide the study. Research findings showed that a greater number of psychology students in the university had access to the internet.To this end the researcher recommended that social networking sites should be created for educational purposes. This is to create a balance between social networking and academic activities of students to avoid setbacks in the academic performance of students.

Keywords: Communication and Homepage., E-learning, Facebook, Internet, Social Networking, Social media, Twitter, Websites

The Impact of Social Media on University of Cape Coast Psychology Students’ Academic Performance (Published)

The study was conducted to find out the impact of social media on University of Cape Coast Psychology students’ academic performance. Descriptive survey and convenient sampling were the research design and sampling technique used respectively. The sample size of the study was two hundred (200) psychology students of the university of Cape Coast. Three research questions were posed to guide the study. Research findings showed that a greater number of psychology students in the university had access to the internet.

To this end the researcher recommended that social networking sites should be created for educational purposes. This is to create a balance between social networking and academic activities of students to avoid setbacks in the academic performance of students.

Keywords: Communication and Homepage., E-learning, Facebook, Internet, Social Networking, Social media, Twitter, Websites

A survey on E-education of Information and Communication Technology (Published)

Education is the phenomenon and process of life time learning and teaching and training methods which cannot be bounded into colleges, schools and universities. In this phenomenon ICT has played a great and vital contributory role and which create smooth and flexible educational and training and teaching environment. ICT has played revolutionary role in the collecting and sharing knowledge and information to the students and teachers through   WWW (World Wide Web). An even villager also gets updated in their knowledge by collecting reference books course materials, educational tutorials through www. ICT has opened the door of various courses and training planes of Open universities, Distance educational Institutes to the households and professionals, even by accessing these courses and training sessions while seating in their homes and offices easily smoothly. Educational training session can be conducted as well as accessed without any geographical bindings with less spawn of time anywhere else. Now a day’s television and internet is also a great source of propagating the knowledge and information through ICT, where the formers and agriculturists can be learn new methodologies and the concepts which can be benefited to their agriculture field. Now a day’s most of the educational institutes also conducting online exams and tests through which human mistakes can be avoid In this paper we take a review and survey of Information and communication technology in educational fields and how it brought a Digital educational revolution in the form of e-education.

 

Keywords: E-education, E-leaning, ICT, Internet

Student’s Perception of Internet Use in Agricultural Colleges in Ghana: The Case of Kwadaso Agricultural College and University of Cape Coast Kumasi Campus (Published)

The objective of the study was to identify student’s perceptions about constraints affecting the use of the Internet in Agriculture Colleges in Ghana and to evaluate how those constraints can be addressed to enhance their professional capacity and productivity through the use of the information technology. The target population for this study consisted of 50 General Agricultural students at Kwadaso Agricultural College and 23 Agricultural Extension students at University of Coast Cape- Kumasi campus (UCCKC).  Data was collected using the descriptive methods of research. Information were collected from participants through a personal visit to the colleges. Findings indicated that students use the Internet about once a week. Most students had access to the Internet at school dormitories and through public cafes. Respondents indicated that use of the Internet was mostly for educational purposes. When compared across ages, results revealed that younger students (˂40 years) use more Internet than older students (˃40 years) for classroom work, preparing assignments literature review information seeking and social media. The findings were confirmed by the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) indicating that difference in the use of Internet for these various variables was statistically significant across age group with p-value of 0.00 at 0.01 level of significance.

Keywords: Agriculture Colleges, Extension Agent, ICT, Internet

Methods and Channels of Acquiring Information Literacy among Students in Creating Awareness on Library Services: A Case of Margaret Thatcher Library, Moi University, Kenya (Published)

Academic libraries have a mandate of enhancing teaching and research missions of their parent institutions through provision of library services. The emergence of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) has revolutionized functions and services of libraries all over the world. Technological developments have affected not only the format and sources of the information libraries use to provide reference services, but also where we provide references services. Libraries and their resources have partially moved to the virtual world of the internet. As a result, library patrons can access resources from outside of the physical library. This paper shares findings of a study which identified the different information literacy methods and channels through which information literacy was used to create awareness of library services at Moi University, Kenya. The study was conducted through case study design. The target population comprised 32 library staff and 10,470 students. A sample of 457 respondents was selected breaking down to 425 students and 32 library staff. Probability and non-probability sampling adopted for the sample selection. Data collection methods consisted of questionnaires and interviews. This study used a mixed approach method where Quantitative data were analyzed by use of descriptive statistics and presented in tables while qualitative data were analyzed thematically. The findings indicate that library users are aware of the library services available and its access has been made possible through knowledge of internet skills gained from lectures given, handbooks and Bibliographic aid. Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and online videos) are some of the effective channels that were identified. It is recommended that academic librarians provide more instruction to students and faculty who seek information. That students should be guided always through the borrowing procedures and issuance of copies of the library guide be improved.

Keywords: Information Technology, Information literacy, Internet, Library Services

Correlates of Internet Use among Secondary School Students in Nigeria (Published)

Internet is a new technology in Nigeria that is desirable to be used among secondary school students. Students are in love with internet because any kind of information on any topic is available on the internet. With fast and vast information exchange occasioned by globalization, efforts are being made towards providing caution on students’ use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and internet in particular. This study aims at analyzing the use of internet among secondary school students in Nigeria. The paper discusses the following correlates – internet as a concept, characteristics of secondary school students, problems of adolescents, positive and negative effects of internet use among students and the strategies to reduce the negative effects of internet use.

Keywords: Education, Globalization, Internet, Nigeria, Students, Technology

Negative Impacts of Technology in Nigerian Society (Published)

Technology has been evolving since the foundation of the world, from the mastery of fire by man to supercomputers, the electronics and nuclear weapons of the twenty first century and the most recent includes the print, telephone and the internet. These recent technologies have improved communications on a global scale in various areas such as advanced economy, development of destructive weapons, unwanted by-products, and privacy encroachment. Questions have been raised on whether technology improves the society or worsens its existence. This paper investigated the opinion of people on the age range who mostly use modern technology about the negative effects of technology on Nigerian society. The study used questionnaire to gather data from students of higher institution in Rivers State. These students come from different states of the federation, thus making the sample representative of Nigerian society. It was discovered that the problem is technological addiction which leads to isolated generation, over reliance, and obsession. This paper argued that over usage of modern technology or inappropriate usage yields negative effects on the user and advised that users should be self-disciplined when using them.

Keywords: Addiction, Internet, Mobile Phone, Negative effect, Social Network, Technology

Assessing the Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) On the Performance of Freight Distribution (Published)

The application and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have already had significant effects on many industries, especially in the field of freight distribution. This paper examines the impact of ICT on the performance of freight distribution in terms of supply chain, logistics and fleet management. A survey was conducted to 77 ICT users from 22 companies consisting of 6 manufacturers, 5 third part logistics, 4 freight forwarders, 5 warehouse operators, 8 wholesalers and retailers. A descriptive statistical analysis was used to analysis the data obtained. One of the major findings of the research is the impact level of ICT use by Freight industries in Lagos and Ogun State which falls into moderate impact on their performance as majority of them only use the low technology for information gathering. It was discovered that the major barrier to use of ICT is the acquisition cost. Government needs to promote a sharing of knowledge about the use and the role of ICT in logistics with logistics firms by facilitating a demonstration of technology solution and expand innovative public and private financing methods in generating finance and building skills for the development of ICT capacity

Keywords: 3PLs, 4PL, Freight, Globalization, ICT, Internet, Logistics, infomediary

Assessing the Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) On the Performance of Freight Distribution (Published)

The application and development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have already had significant effects on many industries, especially in the field of freight distribution. This paper examines the impact of ICT on the performance of freight distribution in terms of supply chain, logistics and fleet management. A survey was conducted to 77 ICT users from 22 companies consisting of 6 manufacturers, 5 third part logistics, 4 freight forwarders, 5 warehouse operators, 8 wholesalers and retailers. A descriptive statistical analysis was used to analysis the data obtained. One of the major findings of the research is the impact level of ICT use by Freight industries in Lagos and Ogun State which falls into moderate impact on their performance as majority of them only use the low technology for information gathering. It was discovered that the major barrier to use of ICT is the acquisition cost. Government needs to promote a sharing of knowledge about the use and the role of ICT in logistics with logistics firms by facilitating a demonstration of technology solution and expand innovative public and private financing methods in generating finance and building skills for the development of ICT capacity

Keywords: 3PLs, 4PL, Freight, Globalization, ICT, Internet, Logistics, infomediary

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS IN NIGERIA: AN OVERVIEW OF LEGAL PERSPECTIVE (Published)

The paper focuses on the significance of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria with a view to ascertaining the legal and regulatory framework put in place and their consistency with international best practices. ISPs are a company that provides users and companies, corporation and government accesses to internet, creation of website and virtual hosting. ISPs used devices in the communication technology to install accesses links to internet in an area. Some of the larger ISPs operate a high-speed broadband. The paper examines ISPs as service providers to internet networks across the globe for the purpose of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The paper adopts doctrinal methodology approach wherein the relevant data collected was analysed and the finding brought out. The findings of the paper reveals that ISPs are conducting their businesses within the legal and regulatory frameworks put in place by the government and that they are duty bound to maintain a register of customers and monitor the activities of such customers and report any suspicious activities. It further reveals that Nigeria has the basic regulatory framework in monitoring the ISPs, but needs more in other to fight cyber crimes and competes globally. Therefore, the paper recommends that there should be a strong hold relationship between the law enforcement agencies and the ISPs so as to curb the menace of cybercrime. It further recommends that main ISPs should lead and enhance the way of ensuring reliability, integrity and security of the internet as a critical infrastructure and so does the others. That as a matter of urgency, the Bills before the National Assembly relating to ISPs be enacted into law in other to complement other relevant laws and to also enable Nigeria build business trust and benefits from international investment.

Keywords: Cyber Crime, Internet, Internet Service Providers, Telecommunication