The Pros and Cons of E-learning a Viable replacement to real Science Classroom Settings: A case Study of some selected private schools in Lagos.
This study was on the Pros and Cons of E-learning a Viable replacement to real Science Classroom Settings: A case Study of some selected private schools in Lagos. The total population for the study is 200 staff of selected private schools in Lagos state. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made HODs, senior lecturers, junior lecturers and administrative staffs were used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies.
- Background of the study
Electronic educational technology, mostly called e-learning, has become more and more important in the last decade. Computer-based learning systems provide benefits for students as wells as lecturers by offering more flexibility about place, time and pace. In addition, these platforms often offer more ways for interactions and motivation than traditional learning settings. Many approaches exist to measure the learning progress of students in e-learning environments. Practical comparisons of different learning approaches are still rare. To address this gap, this study wants to provides a direct comparison of e-learning and classroom teaching in practice to check whether an e-learning platform can potentially replace existing learning scenarios.
This study compared the pros and cons of e-learning vs. real Science Classroom Settings. Using a single indicator, we attempted to see if student performance was effected by instructional medium. This study sought to compare online and face to face teaching on three levels pure modality, gender, and class rank. Through these comparisons, we investigated whether one teaching modality was significantly more effective than the other. Although there were limitations to the study, this examination was conducted to provide us with additional measures to determine if students performed better in one environment over another (Mozes-Carmel and Gold, 2009). The methods, procedures, and operationalization tools used in this assessment can be expanded upon in future quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method designs to further analyze this topic. Moreover, the results of this study serve as a backbone for future meta-analytical studies
Statement of the problem
Attending college is no longer a one-alternative path. While in the past, you could only adapt to a schedule set by universities, it has come the time that you can now create your own schedule of lectures.
Hence, there are now two options of learning which are proving to work just fine, whether alone or blended. However, no method works the same for everyone. The same theory applies when choosing a plan that best suits you when absorbing knowledge. So let’s dig a little bit deeper into pros and cons learning, and the perks of both of these educational methodologies. After, maybe you can decide which one to choose to contribute towards building your career
Objective of the study
The objectives of the study are;
- To ascertain the pros and cons of E-learning and real Science Classroom Settings in private schools in Lagos.
- To ascertain the benefit of E-learning to student in private schools in Lagos.
- To ascertain advantages of real Science Classroom Settings in private schools in Lagos.
For the successful completion of the study, the following research hypotheses were formulated by the researcher;
H0: there is no impact of pros and cons of E-learning and real Science Classroom Settings in private schools in Lagos
H1: there is impact of pros and cons of E-learning and real Science Classroom Settings in private schools in Lagos
H02: there is no benefit of E-learning to student in private schools in Lagos.
H2: there is benefit of E-learning to student in private schools in Lagos.
Significance of the study
The study will be very significant to students and the ministry of education. The study will give a clear insight on the Pros and Cons of E-learning a Viable replacement to real Science Classroom Settings. The study will also serve as a reference to other researcher that will embark on the related topic
Scope and limitation of the study
The scope of the study covers The Pros and Cons of E-learning a Viable replacement to real Science Classroom Settings: A case Study of some selected private schools in Lagos. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;
- a) AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH MATERIAL: The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study
- b) TIME: The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
Pros and cons: The pros and cons of something are its advantages and disadvantages, which you consider carefully so that you can make a sensible decision. They sat for hours debating the pros and cons of setting up their own firm. Motherhood has both its pros and cons.
E- learning: eLearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.
Classroom: Classroom helps students and teachers organize assignments, boost collaboration, and foster better communication.
1.8 ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY
This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows
Chapter one is concern with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study. Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature. Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study. Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding. Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study