Smartphone as additional learning tool with reference to EFL students in selected Universities in Chad (Published)
Today, mobile technology is a growing trend in learning languages. A mobile technology like smartphone is used by university students in their daily lives anywhere and anytime. There are number of language learning applications on smartphone that can help develop students’ language skills. The present study aims at investigating how the students perceive the usefulness of smartphone for learning English and how they use it to improve their linguistic skills. A 30-item questionnaire was administered to 513 students in the university of N’djamena and Doba. The data collected from respondents were analysed using basic descriptive statistics. The Findings reveal that there is a high positive agreement toward engagement in using smartphone as tools for learning among EFL students. In addition, it was found that students mostly embark into some linguistic activities (listening and reading) which help gain more practice on some skills than the others (writing and speaking) through their smartphone.
Citation: Alladoum, Roland (2022) Smartphone as additional learning tool with reference to EFL students in selected Universities in Chad, British Journal of English Linguistics , Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp.30-36
Perception of Undergraduate Students towards the Use of Google Classroom Application for Online Learning in the 21st Century (Published)
This paperwork studied undergraduate students’ perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness towards the use of Google Classroom Application for online learning in the 21st Century. To guide the study, two objectives, two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated. The study design implemented descriptive analytic survey. 400 level students in session 2019/2020 of Faculty of Education in University of Port Harcourt among Four Department were the study population consisting five hundred and ninety (590). Proportionate stratified sampling techniques was used to select the sample size of one hundred and seventy-five (175). 106 instruments were properly filled and returned (male 57and female 49). A self-developed instrument named ‘Google Classroom Perceive Ease and Perceive Usefulness Questionnaire (GPEUQ)’ was used in gathering data for the aim of the study. Internal consistency of the instruments was determined using Cronbach alpha method at Co-efficient of 0.78 was the interna; consistency of the instrument. The result showed students perceived ease of use mean score of 2.77508 and standard deviation of 1.04639 at mean criterion of 2.50 which implies that undergraduate students perceived the use of Google classroom app as easy to use while the perceived usefulness at the mean score of 2.94 and standard deviation of 0.99 at criterion mean of 2.50 shows that undergraduate students perceived Google classroom app as useful. The two hypotheses indicated there is no significant difference in Perceive Ease of use among male and female undergraduate students towards the use of Google classroom app as t (104) = 1.601 p >0.05, i.e., p = 0.113 is greater than 0.05 for the perceived usefulness. Recommendations by the researcher are since students finds Google Classroom Application as easy to use and very useful, teachers should develop more engaging and interactive content and use digital tools such as Google Classroom to teach. Also, teachers should learn more other digital tools which will be useful and easy for students to learn online, by so doing students will be exposed to numerous learning tools available for learning.
Use of Instructional Technologies in Library and Information Science Schools in Nigerian Universities: Raising the Bar in Pedagogical Content Delivery (Published)
Instructional technologies (ITs) promote pedagogical resourcefulness and effectiveness. However, in Nigerian universities, paucity of information resources for teaching is a major concern for stakeholders, particularly in Library and Information Science (LIS) education where the use of instructional technologies is low. Literature has focused on the adoption of ICTs and their use by teachers and students with little consideration for the level of use of instructional technologies in LIS schools in Nigerian universities. This study, therefore, attempted a study on the use of instructional technologies in university-based LIS schools in Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted. Twenty-seven universities that offer LIS as programme were totally enumerated with the unit of analysis being by university. In most of the LIS schools, ITs were perceived easy to use and there was a generally positive feeling towards the use of ITs. However, contrary to expectations, the level of use of ITs was found to be low, the perception of usefulness, negative and institutional support, low. Nonetheless, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo; University of Ilorin, Ilorin; University of Uyo, Uyo; University of Calabar, Calabar and Benue State University, Markurdi, could be said to be leading in the use of instructional technology innovations among the university-based LIS schools in Nigeria based on the parameters set by the study. It was therefore recommended that adequate and state-of-the-art instructional technologies should be acquired while training and support programmes designed and implemented to encourage a positive perception of usefulness, a wider acceptance and an extensive use of ITs for quality LIS university education in Nigeria.
Determinant Acceptance of Information Systems in the Cooperative of Palm Oil Producers, Musi Banyuasin District (Published)
Application of Information Technology in Cooperative business entities is deemed necessary to be implemented in Cooperatives, where the implementation of the use of Technology will provide many conveniences and advantages in developing the Cooperative business itself. There are still many cooperatives that do bookkeeping manually which results in wasted time and value of effectiveness and efficiency. The objective to be achieved in this study is to analyze the effect of perception on PU and PEU on attitude toward using, and the effect of the user’s attitude (attitude toward using) effect on acceptance information Systems.This research uses a quantitative approach with the type of research is causal. The sampling technique uses nonprobability techniques through purposive sampling. The sample used was 164 cooperative employees with primary data sources through questionnaires. The analysis technique used is SEM-PLS.The results obtained in this study are the PU has significantly positive effect on ATU, PEU has significantly positive effect on ATU and ATU has significantly influence on the acceptance of information systems.
Perceived Usefulness and Ease of Use as Mediators of the Effect of Health Information Systems on User Performance (Published)
Health information systems (HISs) have transformed health organizations by playing a supportive role in improving efficiency and quality of healthcare. This paper explores the mediating role of perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEOU) on the relationship between task technology fit (TTF), information quality (IQ), system quality (SQ) and user performance (UP) in health organizations in Kenya. A framework was generated by modifying the dimensions of TTF, DeLone and McLean IS Success Model (D&M) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Descriptive survey design was utilized and the proposed model provided empirical evidence based on a questionnaire administered to 395 HIS users. Mediation analysis was carried out using ordinary least squares (OLS) path analysis and results indicated that PU and PEOU mediated the association between TTF, IQ, SQ and UP. The results indicated that performance outcomes are higher when individual users perceive HISs to be useful and easy to use.
Predicting Consumer Adoption of Point Of Sale (POS) E-Payment System in Nigeria Using Extended Technology Acceptance Model (Published)
This study is concerned with Predicting Consumer Adoption of Point of Sale (POS) e-Payment System in Nigeria Using Extended Technology Acceptance Model. We extended the TAM by adding two variables: consumer awareness and security of operations to ascertain how they predict the original TAM constructs: PU and PEOU to predict POS adoption. The study was based on a sample of 400 respondents in Awka, Nigeria; of which 234 responded. Questionnaire was the instrument for data collection and was designed with five point likert scale. Four items were used to measure each of the variables. The analysis was done with SEM with the aid of AMOS 23 software. This study has established that PEOU and PU positively and significantly impact POS adoption in Nigeria. It also demonstrated that security impacts PEOU positively and significantly but insignificantly on PU. Consumer awareness (CA) significantly and positively impact PU but impact on PEOU is not significant. The study has implications for research and practice. Further researches should be conducted with further extensions to show the mediation and or moderation impacts of the two variables
Factors Affecting ERP Acceptance towards Improved Financial Performance of Saudi Arabia Listed Firms (Published)
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of user training and education and perceived usefulness on the ERP systems acceptance and the contribution of the ERP systems towards the improved financial performance of Saudi firms. The survey is conducted with the ERP users, which are working in the Saudi based companies. The ERP users which are selected for the survey having been using the ERP modules for various tasks including finance and accounting, material management, human resource management, quality management and sales and distribution. The research findings show that training and perceived usefulness both have a positive relation with the acceptance of the ERP systems.