The Impact of E-learning Technology on the Emerging and Re-emerging of Infectious Disease Outcomes in Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State, Nigeria
Keywords:E-learning, technology, COVID-19, ILT, pandemic, ICT centers, corona virus, infection, outbreak
The lockdown measures to curtail the spread of corona virus pandemic brought major challenges to the educational system in Nigeria. It is therefore imperative that our educational system move with the pace at which education moves globally and technologically. Hence, this study examined the impact of e-learning technology on the emerging and re-emerging of infectious disease outcomes in Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State. The study equally finds out the level of utilization of ICT during the outbreak of infectious disease in tertiary institutions. The study adopted a descriptive survey design in which two research questions were posed. The population of the study was 10,000 while the sample size of 1000 was selected randomly out of the four private and public tertiary institutions Area of Ondo state. Four-point scale questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. The instrument was adequately validated with its reliability established using test retest. Data collected were analyzed using mean score. Base on the data collected and carefully analyzed, the result revealed that there was significant impact of e-learning technology on the emerging and re-emerging of infectious disease outcomes in Tertiary Institutions. Based on these findings; it was recommended that the government must further create enabling environment and investment in ICT centers for staffs and students to achieve excellence in teaching and learning process using technological tools. The educational system must be restructured as to accommodate e-learning technology, update the teachers and bridge the learning gap during an outbreak of disease.