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- ItemOpen AccessAssessing the impact of evaluation methods on students attitude and performance in mathematics(Ekiti State University Journal of Education (EKSUJOE) ,Ado-Ekiti, 2018) Akanni, O.O.The study assessed the impact of evaluation methods on students' attitude and performance in mathematics. The research design was quasi-experimental (Pretest/ Posttest control group method) The population for the study were Senior Secondary School in Lagos Metropolis. Two stage sampling technique as weUasproportionate stratifiedsampling procedure was used to select 540 participants based on their classtypes acrossfour schools (treatment group)and forty-five(45) from one school for the control group. Four research instruments was used, they are (Diagnostics;Formative; Summative) Mathematics Achievement Tests. (DMAT, FMAT& SMA 7J and Mathematics Attitude Scale (MAS) by Obe (2002). Cronbachsreliabilitycoefficient for the three mathematics tests, which were 0.629 (Diagnostics), 0.769 (Formative)and 0.502 (Summative) respectively and the Spearman Brown reliability coefficient for the MAS was 0.555. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The empirical research findings revealed that class types and evaluation test types exerts significant impact on students' academic performance across the experimental groups while there is no significantimpact exerted on theirperformance by theirattitude to study between the experimental groups and the controlgroup among others. Based on the findings,it was therefore recommended among others, that teachers/educators should create feedback mechanism to students' after any of the three evaluation test types .such will help reveal to the students' their area of weaknesses .boost and maintain an increasing trend of scores. Also, the 'study will help enlightened the Nigeria governments to organize educative programmes for teachers to equip them with require skills and teaching methods that would make the content of their teaching easy and simple for students to understand for sustainable development.
- ItemOpen AccessContinuous assessment and academic performance of Senior Secondary School Students’ in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State(Ekiti State University Journal of Education (EKSUJOE) Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University,Ado-Ekiti, 2019) Akanni, O.O.The growing challenge of insecurity in Nigeria is of concern to all and every effort must be employed to combat this challenge. It is disheartening that many third world nations quest for progress is being threatened by diverse security a challenge which includes religious crises, political upheavals, insurgency, armed-robbery, kidnapping and the likes which are majorly perpetrated by mostly youths. It is in line with this that this study was carried out to evaluate continuous assessment (CA) and academic performance of Adolescents within Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State: Educational Security Implication. Descriptive survey research design was used. A sample of one hundred and forty (140) senior secondary two (2) students was randomly selected through simple random sampling technique within the study area. Two research instruments were used. They are a RCAAAP questionnaire and a Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) .The Cronbach’s reliability coefficient for the questionnaire was 0.854, while the Spearman Brown Reliability Coefficient for Mathematics Achievement Test 0.796. The empirical findings revealed that teachers’ use of CA and their frequencies on the use of CA significantly impacts on the academic performance of adolescents in Mathematics. Also, it was found that teachers’ use of continuous assessment does not significantly impacts on adolescents academic performance in Mathematics based on age group. Based on the findings, educational security implications of the findings were discussed and some recommendations were made. The study hence recommended among others that school teachers should attend regular appraisal workshops and capacity building training that will update them with the skills of instrument construction and the development of pools of items to assess the attainment of their students at all times for effective performance in carrying out CA on their students and that Nigerian government should ensure that they provide monitoring programme, adequate financial support and materials needed in schools towards the realization of the set down objectives .This will aid in building , human capacity militate against drop-out syndrome in our schools and can help minimize security challenges in the country.
- ItemOpen AccessEffect of Transfer of Teachers’ Services on Students” Academic Performances and Career Development in Lagos State:.(The Lagos Counsellor (Journal of the Counselling Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter)., 2008) Bamidele, E.O; Olusakin, A.MThis study was concerned with the effects of transfer of teachers services on teachers' efficiency within Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State. The teacher and his characteristics were discussed in relation to transfer of teachers' service and Youth' Academic Excellence and Career development. The effects of transfer of teachers' services were discussed as regard the Four null hypotheses were formulated and a researcher self constructed questionnaire was used to collect responses from the teachers. The t-test statistic was used to test each hypothesis at 5% significance level. The result of the investigation showed that transfer of teachers service affect teachers' efficiency. Transfer of teachers' services does not contribute to teachers' burnout. The transfer of teachers' services does not affect teacher-students relationship significantly. The counselling implications were discussed.
- ItemOpen AccessEffectiveness of Mock Examination in Predicting Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Education District II of Lagos State.(Unilag Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (UJCI), Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.,, 2019-09) Akanni, O.O.Mock Examinations serves as a parameter for predicting performance in SSCE examinations for our secondary school students’, however, despite the use of Mock Examinations, the achievement of students in the SSCE examinations is still worrisome. Thus, the purpose of this study was the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Mock Examination in Predicting Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Education District II . The study was an ex-post- facto research design. The population comprised of all Senior Secondary School III students who sat for SSCE and Mock examination in 2016/2017 academic session in education district two of Lagos state. The Multi- stage sampling techniques were adopted to select 152 participants for the study The instrument used for the data collection was students’ grade chart (SGC) , It were designed in such a way that the students’ grades could be obtained in STANINE form. Two-research hypotheses were formulated and tested to guide the study at 0.05 level of significance. The empirical findings showed that; Mock Examinations in Mathematics and Biology are good predictors of SSCE Mathematics and Biology; also, there is a significant relationship between Mock Examination and WASSCE performances especially for Mathematics and English Language. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that State Ministry of Education should ensure that the selection of students for SSCE is maintained while the Mock Examination is sustained, repackaged and improved upon for better performance in these external examinations. It can therefore, be concluded that the Mock Exam was a good method of preparing students for external examinations, than the terminal ss2 promotion examination.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Effects of Compulsive Texting on Spelling Ability and Academic Performance of Adolescents in Yaba LGA of Lagos State, Nigeria(13th UNILAG Annual Research Conference and Fair, 2018-08-28) Ikuburuju-Orola, A.; Olusakin, A.MThis study investigated the effect of compulsive texting behaviour on spelling ability and academic performance of adolescents in Yaba local government area, Lagos state. Correlational research design was adopted in the study. The population for this study comprised all SS2 students in co-educational public schools in Yaba local government area. A total of 145 participants were selected from two co-educational public senior secondary schools in Yaba local government area, through a simple random sampling technique. Thirty nine (39) out of one hundred and forty five (145) participants were identified to be compulsive texters based on their response to the compulsive texting items and their frequency of texting. Two (2) hypotheses were tested in this study. A questionnaire developed by the researcher with a reliability coefficient of 0.65 was employed in collection of data. The data were analysed and the hypotheses were tested with the use of mean, standard deviation and pearson product moment correlation at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study revealed that there is no significant relationship between academic performances of compulsive texters. Also, compulsive texting doesn't have any relationship with the spelling ability of adolescents. It was recommended that smart phones use should not be discouraged among adolescents. Adolescents are advised to reduce its use during examination periods, study hours and school hours. Adolescents should also make use of Predictive text feature while texting as a conscious effort to check for incorrect spelling.
- ItemOpen AccessHome environment and parental socio-economic status as determinants of adolescents study habits and academic performance in Education District IV of Lagos -state.(Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF), Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria ,Nsukka, 2020-12) Akanni, O.O.The study investigated "home environment and parental socio economic status as determinants for adolescents study habits and academic performance. in Education District IV of Lagos State. The study employed. Correlation research designs. A sample of one hundred and fifty two (152) Senior Secondary-two (2) was randomly selected through simple random sampling within the study area. Two research question were answered while two hypotheses were tested. The data for the study were collected using four instruments namely: Home Environment Questionnaire (HEQ); Parental Socio-Economic Questionnaire (PSEQ); Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) and. Study Habits Questionnaire (SHQ) .The Mathematics Achievement Test comprised of twenty (20) multiple-choice items with four answers choices/options. (A-D) designed and constructed by the researcher from past question papers of WAEC (2012-2018).The research instruments were face and content validated by experts. The instruments has internal consistency reliability coefficient of 0.87, 0.80 and 0.76 when tested for HEQ, PSEQ and SHQ through Cronbach alpha. Kuder-Richardson 20 was used to establish the reliability coefficient of 0.81 for MAT. Pearson Product moment correlation was used to answer the research questions while hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result revealed that adolescent home environment and parental socio-economics status do .not significantly determine their study habits and academic performance in mathematics. It was recommended amongst other things that students should study hard in their academic pursuits irrespective of their parental socio-economic status since it does not guarantee academic success. Students’ from poor homes can make use of school libraries study habits as well as or improve academic success Moreso,parents and guardian should make the home conducive by providing the basic facilities and resources should assists school authorities to create enabling edutainment programmes within the confines of the school needed for enhanced study habits and academic achievement. Finally, government should provide free education and instructional materials that can assists students from less privileged homes in achieving educational success.
- ItemOpen AccessImpact of Teacher’s Assessment Skills and Teaching Effectiveness on the Academic Performance of Adolescents in Lagos,Nigeria(2019-12) Akanni, O.O.The research work examined the impact of teachers’ assessment skills and teaching effectiveness on academic performance of adolescents in Lagos Metropolis. The descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The population of the study comprised all secondary school students in public schools in Lagos metropolis. The sample of the study consists of three hundred (300) respondents randomly selected from Education District I of Lagos State. The instruments used for data collection was a self -developed questionnaire titled “Impact of Teachers ‘Assessment Skills and Teaching Effectiveness on the Academic Performance of Adolescents (ITASTEAPAQ)” and a Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The instruments have a reliability coefficient of 0.74 and 0.79 when tested at 0.05 significance level. Three hypotheses were tested to guide the study and all were rejected. The result of the data analysis revealed that: teachers’ assessment skills, teaching effectiveness and years of teaching experience have significant relationship on the academic performance of adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria. The study recommends among others that Ministry of education should make more efforts in the inspection and monitoring of schools to ensure that professional experienced teachers stay on the job and that only teacher who have relevant qualifications and relevant teaching experience should be recruited to teach in secondary schools. Also, the in-service training of teachers should be embarked upon periodically by government agencies and private school proprietors to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teachers.
- ItemOpen AccessImpact of Test Confidentiality and Security on the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students’ in Education District VI of Lagos State.(Nigerian Journal of Educational Management (NJEM),Faculty of Education, University of Benin, 2021-11) Akanni, O.O.Maintaining the security and confidentiality of students is critical in ensuring fair and equal testing opportunities for all students in order to foster their academic successes in life.. It is the responsibility of all testing organization and programs to reduce the influence of cheating behaviour, security problems on test scores on the important decisions those scores support. It is in line with these, that this study investigates the impact of test confidentiality and security on the academic performance of secondary school students’ in Education District VI of Lagos State. Descriptive survey research design was used, and stratified sampling methods for the collection of 320 responses (174 students and 146 teachers) selected from 12 public secondary schools across Educational District IV of Lagos State. Two instruments: English Language Achievement Test (ELAT) and a structured questionnaire titled “Impact of Test Confidentiality and Security on Academic Performance (ITCSAPQ) were used for data collection. Two hypotheses were tested to guide the study at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study revealed that there was a significant impact of test confidentiality and test security on the academic performance of adolescents’ in Education District VI of Lagos State.; there but there was no significant difference between test security and test confidentiality on the academic performance of adolescents.. Based on the findings ,It was recommended amongst others that security of test items should be considered vital before and during test administration process to maintain the validity of a continuous testing system; examination bodies should tighten up the security of live question papers and copyright of previously used items in case of future usage due to item rotations; the present and subsequent Government in Nigeria through the various examination bodies should implements strict policies to regulate test security and confidentiality at all educational levels; school management should ensure effective implementations of policies on test security and confidentiality.
- ItemOpen AccessInfluence of new technology to science teaching and learning on the academic performance of adolescents in secondary school.(Faculty of Humanities and Education ,Federal University,Gusau,Zamfara State., 2017-01) Akanni, O.O.; Anya, C.A.The research work examined the influence of new technologies on science teaching and learning on the academic performance of students in Secondary Schools. The descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The population of the study consists of all science students in Senior Secondary. schools in Education District IV of Lagos State. The sample the study consisted of two hundred (200) students comprising males and females selected through stratified random sampling technique. The instruments used for data collection was a self-developed questionnaire (INTSTLAPSSSQ) and Biology Achievement Test (BAT). The questionnaire has a reliability coefficient of O.76 when tested during the pilot study. Four research questions and four corresponding hypotheses were tested in the study while all the hypotheses were rejected at 0.05 -level of significance. The result of the data analysis revealed that: there is a significant influence of the use of new technologies 'on the teaching/learning of- science; on the academic performance of students in science; and qualities of Information Communication Technology (ICT) devices on the teaching/learning of science. The study also showed that there is a significant relationship between the utilization of new technologies and the learning behaviour of science students. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that teachers should be equipped with skills and knowledge which they need to use new technological tools in teaching science among students’ of secondary school level.
- ItemOpen AccessInfluence of learning environment and home background on the academic performance of students in Lagos, Nigeria.(Eko Journal of Educational Research (EJER) Faculty of Education) Lagos State University, 2017-12) Akanni, O.O.; Amrughwudge, S.O.The research work assessed the influence of learning environment and home background 011 students' academic performance in Lagos State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of all senior secondary school students in Education District IV of Lagos State. The sample of the study consisted of three hundred (300) students selected through the simple random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a self-developed questionnaire tilled' 'Learning Environment and Home Background Questionnaire" (LEHBQ) and English Language Achievement Test (ELA T). The instrument had a reliability coefficient of O. 74 when tested during the pilot study. Three hypotheses were tested in the study and all were rejected at 0.05 level of significance. The results of data analyses revealed that there was a significant relationship between school facilities, classroom environment and students' academic performance. Also, the findings of the study further revealed that there was a significant difference in the academic performance of students from polygamous and monogamous homes. Based on the findings. it was recommended among others that the population of students admitted into schools should be dependent on the available facilities, also more classrooms should be construct make adequate provision for more facilities and seats especially in urban schools in order to easy the problem of overcrowded classrooms and poor sitting arrangements that presently make teaching and learning difficult in public secondary schools.
- ItemOpen AccessInfluence of social media networking on the academic performance of adolescents in Lagos Mainland local government area .(Faculty of Humanities and Education, Federal University,Gusau,Zamfara State., 2018-06) Akanni, O.O.High usage of social media by students has resulted in less academic engagement and a reduction in academic performance. Recent studies have also revealed the negative impact of social media on the students' academic performance. In many cases, the social aspect of social media technology takes precedence over academics, which can result in detrimental effects. This study investigated the relationship between social media and students' academic performance. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The population of the study included all Senior Secondary School Students in Public Schools in Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. Sample of the study consisted of two hundred (200) students comprising male and female randomly selected through stratified sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a self-constructed questionnaire titled "Influence of social media networking's on the academic Performance of Adolescents Questionnaire" (ISMNAPAQ) and an Achievement Test on English Language (ATEL). Three hypotheses were tested and were all rejected at 0.05 level of significance. The results of data analysis revealed that: there is a significant influence of social media networking on the academic performance of adolescents, there is a significant relationship between social media networking and adolescents' and adolescents study habits and there is a significant gender influence of the use of social media networking on academic performance of adolescents. Based on these findings, the study recommended among others that there is the need for students to learn time management; students should always make out specific time for using the social networking sites and not to devote all their available time to it, as this can negatively affect their academic performance. It was also recommended that teachers should educate and motivate their students on the need to effectively employ social networking sites for pure academic purposes.
- ItemOpen AccessInput and Process Variable as Predictors of Adolescents Academic Performance in Educational District II of Lagos State.(African International Journal of Educational Learning (AIJEL) Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya., 2018) Akanni, O.O.The study investigated the input and process variables as predictors of adolescents’ academic performance within Education District II of Lagos, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population for the studywere Senior Secondary School (II) Students and their teachers, disproportionate stratified sampling (to select 252 students across three zones within the Education District II), the construction of three research instruments (teachers’ and students’ questionnaires, with a Mathematics Achievement Test). The Students questionnaire includes :Use of Learning Strategies (ULS) subscale which was modified from Learning Strategies Questionnaire which was designed by the Centre for the Study of Learning Performance (CSLP) located in Canada, Students’ Self Efficacy (SS) which was modified from the Academic Efficacy Subscale designed by Midgley et al (2000) respectively .The second instruments is the teachers questionnaire which includes the Teachers’ Metacognitive Skills in teaching Mathematics modified from a standard scale designed by Balcikanli (2011) which was initially titled as Metacognitive Awareness Inventory for Teachers (MAIT), Teachers’ Attitude towards Teaching modified from the Teaching Professional Attitude Scale originally designed by Akbulut & Karakus (2011); however, two questionnaires (Nature of School Environmen,(NSE), and Availability of Teaching Aids for Mathematics) and a Mathematics Achievement Test(MAT) were respectively designed by the researcher. The face and content validity of the research instruments were ensured using the Cronbach’s reliability coefficient were as follows: 0.559 (Use of Learning Strategies), 0.504 (Students’ Self-Efficacy), and 0.583 (Nature of School Environment), 0.733 (Teachers’ Metacognitive Skills), 0.553 (Teachers’ Professional Attitude Skills), and 0.536 (Teaching Aids for Mathematics) and Split-Half reliability Coefficient for Mathematics Achievement Test is 0.584.l Analyses was conducted on the responses through the use of descriptive (frequencies, percentages and charts) and inferential statistics (Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis) as deemed appropriate. The empirical findings and conclusion from this research revealed that: input variables significantly predicts or influences adolescents’ academic performance, however, while the other two measured process variables did not significantly predict or influence adolescents’ academic performance. Some pertinent recommendations were given on school teachers, students, parents, curriculum planners, and the Nigerian Government/Ministry of Education. School Teachers and all other authorities in the school to ensure that the two input variables (availability of teaching aids for Mathematics and nature of school environment) are up-to-date and relevant to arouse knowledge acquisition within the present-day education atmosphere.
- ItemOpen AccessLearning facilities, teachers’ teaching effectiveness and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Lagos State, Nigeria(Journal of Educational Thought (JET), Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, 2017) Akanni, O.O.A large amount of a child’s time is spent in sitting in a school classroom. The classroom is where they will learn the various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success in the global society. If schools really do play a large role in teaching the next generation how to be successful members of the society then every precaution should be taken to make sure that the learning environment and facilities is one that helps teachers and students thrive. It is on this note that this study examined the impact of learning facilities on teacher’s teaching effectiveness and academic performance of students in Lagos, Nigeria. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised of all senior secondary school teachers and students in Educational District II of Lagos State. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the sample size; the sample was made up of ten (10) Senior Secondary schools in Educational District II of Lagos State. Five (5) teachers and twenty (20) students were randomly selected to give a total of fifty (50) teachers and two hundred (200) students as the sample size. Three research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The instruments used for collecting data was questionnaire tagged ‘Learning Facilities and Teachers’ Teaching Effectiveness Observation Checklist (LFTTEOC) and English Language Achievement Test (ELAT). The data collected were analyzed using the simple percentages and the hypotheses were tested using Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient. Findings showed that, there was a significant impact of learning facilities on teachers’ teaching effectiveness. It was also discovered that there was a significant relationship between classrooms condition and students’ academic performance. From the findings of the study, it was recommended that state government should provide more learning facilities for schools to enhance teachers teaching effectiveness and academic performance of the students. Also, more classrooms should be built in secondary schools to ease the problems of overcrowded classrooms and poor sitting arrangements that presently makes teaching and learning difficult in public secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria.
- ItemOpen AccessMotivational factors and teachers’ productivity in Lagos State(Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, 2018) Adetoro, J.A.; Sule, S.A.This study examined the influence of motivational factors on teachers' productivity in secondary schools in Lagos State of Nigeria. Relevant research questions and hypotheses were answered and tested respectively in the study with appropriate objective stated. The descriptive research design was used to conduct the research because it involved the collection of data from a large number of participants within a limited time. Questionnaire was designed by the researchers and validated by experts in the field of education for the collection of. data from a total of 600 participants selected from the population with the use of simple random sampling technique. The data collected were analyzed using frequency distribution tables while the hypotheses were tested with Chi-square and test statistical tools to ascertain their acceptability or otherwise. The results of the study showed that motivational factors can influence increment in the productivity of teachers at the secondary schools in Lagos State of Nigeria. The results also showed that a significant difference exist between theproductivity of teachers motivated and those not motivated in Lagos State of Nigeria. Necessary recommendations that teachers should be well paid at the secondary school level of education among others to help them improve their level of productivity in order to give their best to the students were made.
- ItemOpen AccessQuality of Assessment in Curriculum Practice On The Academic Performance of Adolescents’ in Education District IV of Lagos State(International Journal of Strategies Research in Education, Technology and Humanities (IJSRETH).Coventry University, United Kingdom., 2019-06) Akanni, O.O.; Emeri, P.N.; Ogbeaka, P.O.A good quality curriculum needs to be inclusive by assisting all students regardless of ability, ethnicity, cultural background, and gender, socio-economic or geographical location to reach their individual potential as learners and to develop their capabilities to the fullest. This could be achieved by the quality of assessment procedures employed. It is in line with this, the study examined the impact of assessment in curriculum practice on the academic performance of adolescents in Education District IV of Lagos State. With the adoption of descriptive survey research design. Muiti-stage sampling techniques was used in selecting (300) senior secondary school two (SS II) students as participants. To guide the study, four hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance and all the hypotheses were rejected. The instruments used was a researcher constructed questionnaire titled ‘Quality of Assessment in Curriculum Practice on Adolescents Academic Performance Questionnaire (QACPAAPQ) and an Achievement Test on English Language (ATEL) with reliability coefficients of 0.8 and 0.79 each when tested during the pilot study. The study found that there is a significant impact of quality of assessment in curriculum practice and non-uniformity of standard on the academic performance of adolescents. Also, there is a significant influence of incompatibility of standard among schools on assessment in curriculum practice. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that quality assessment should be adequately used in schools in order to improve students’ learning achievements and also, there is the need for a regular value-orientation and re-orientation of all and sundry towards skill-orientation curriculum for honest pursuance of curriculum policies at all levels of education in Nigeria.
- ItemOpen AccessUnderscoring the Relevance of Self-Efficacy Distance Learners Academic Performance: The Theoretical and Empirical Evidence(2017) Bello, S.A.; Oladejo, M.A.In recent times, Ergul (2004) observed that distance learning now moves from a marginal to _an integral role in overall educational provision. In doing this distance learning demands much on the part ofdistance learners. This is because in the distance learning system, learning is more personal and responsibility is more on the shoulders of the students. Therefore, it is expected of distance learners to possess positive self-efficacy beliefs of the programme for them to be able to perform well in their academic pursuits. For this reason, determining the relevance of this type of characteristics of students in distance education it is extremely important to be able to assist them in their academic work. In fact, a combination of cognitive style, personality characteristics an.d self expectations is asserted to be able to predict student performance in distance education
- ItemOpen AccessUnderscoring the Relevance of Self-Efficacy Distance Learners Academic Performance: The Theoretical and Empirical Evidence(2017) Bello, S.A.; Oladejo, M.A.In recent times, Ergul (2004) observed that distance learning now moves from a marginal to _an integral role in overall educational provision. In doing this distance learning demands much on the part of distance learners. This is because in the distance learning system, learning is more personal and responsibility is more on the shoulders of the students. Therefore, it is expected of distance learners to possess positive self-efficacy beliefs of the programme for them to be able operform well in their academic pursuits. For this reason, determining the relevance of this type of characteristics of students in distance education it is extremely important to be able to assist them in their academic work. In fact, a combination of cognitive style, personality characteristics an.d self expectations is asserted to be able to predict student performance in distance education
- ItemOpen AccessVirtual classroom, E-learning environment and the academic performance of adolescents’ in Mainland local government area of Lagos State(Lagos Journal of Educational Administration & Planning (LJEAP) Faculty of Education, University of Lagos., 2019) Akanni, O.O.For 21st Century education, students’ academic performance can be boosted if the practice /use of virtual classroom and e-learning are encouraged, which can provide ample opportunities for formal and informal learning. This paper investigated the influence of virtual classroom and e-learning on the academic performance of adolescents in Education District IV of Lagos State. Descriptive survey design channeled the research path, with the use of Multi-stage sampling method which involved random selection of four schools in the entire Lagos Mainland zone, followed by the selection of students based on the class type in each of the selected schools. Proportionate stratified sampling technique was used to select 180 senior secondary school students from the population. Two research instruments, titled‘ ’Virtual Classroom, E-learning and Academic Performance Questionnaire (VCEAP)” and “Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT)” designed by the researcher, were used for data collection. The Cronbach’s reliability coefficients of three subscales in the research questionnaire were as follows: 0.720 (Prior Computer Skills), 0.821 (Time Management within the virtual classroom/e-learning centers), and 0.639 (Attitude towards the use of Virtual learning/E-learning), and Split-Half reliability Coefficient for MAT)is 0.560. Results were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Findings showed that students’ attitude to the use of virtual classroom and e-learning did not significantly influence their academic performance irrespective of the class types (Sciences and Humanities); students’ prior computer skills as well as the time management did not significantly influence the academic performances, except for science–oriented students among others. Recommendations were that the government and stakeholders of education should think out appropriate ways of raising the much needed positive attitude of all students (irrespective of class types) towards the use of virtual classroom and e-learning; students should also help to bring their parents to the awareness on the advantages of using e-learning to enhance their academic achievement. The government should also provide computers for easy accessibility of the students.