Importance Of E-Learning In Business Education

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Register to read the introduction… A critical look at the above objectives reveals that they are in agreement with two of the
National educational aims and objectives as contained in the New National Policy on
Education (2004). These are:

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Inculcation of the right types of values and attitudes for the survival of the individual and the Nigerian society and

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The acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competencies, both mental and physical, as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of the society.

A good understanding of the content of Business Education will help the teacher to know how to design and effectively use e-learning in teaching. The peculiarities of the business courses pose a challenge to teaching with e-learning. For example, designing an e-learning material for a course

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like Accounting, will require that the teacher presents information in a logical, easy-to-understand manner. Also, the teaching of shorthand and typewriting with e-learning tools will demand carefulness and thoroughness since these subjects are vocational in nature (Eddy, 2002).

Need for e-Learning in Business Education
E–learning has the potential to enhance teaching and learning. There is
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There is likelihood that the equipment may breakdown during lesson.
Meanwhile, there are few technical staff to maintain and repair the system when this occurs
Ajadi, Salawu and Adeoye (2008). This also makes it very expensive for few business teachers and students that have a personal computer to maintain when a technical problem is noticed. Technical maintenance should be carried out regularly and promptly.

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Resistance to change:- People often resist change if they fail to see the additional benefits that it will bring. Some business teachers refuse to embrace the new technology because they are not computer literate. They prefer to continue with their traditional chalk and board method. Also, ICT encourages independent learning and most business students are reluctant to take responsibility for their own learning, but preferred to be spoon-fed at all time Ajadi, Salawu and Adeoye (2008)

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School curriculum:- Non-inclusion of ICT in the business – teacher education curricula.
Most business students have no information technology or computer education knowledge because it was not entrenched in the curriculum at their elementary and secondary education level.

It is only recently that computer education is been introduced

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