Availability and Utilization of Paperless Technology among Staff of Technical Colleges in Osun State, Nigeria
Keywords:Paperless technology, Staff performance, Technical colleges
Utilizing paperless technologies in educational institutions is gaining broader popularity in developing countries. The study investigated the extent of adoption of paperless technologies in Technical Colleges in Osun state by their availability and utilization. The sample for the study consisted of 179 administrative and technical staff randomly selected from the technical colleges in Osun state, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study while two hypotheses were tested at five percent level of significance. A well-validated questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.78 was used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using simple mean to answer the research questions, while the hypotheses were tested using t-test. The study found that Personal computers, overhead projectors, iPads and internet are slightly available in Government Technical Colleges in Osun state, with small extent usage of the few available ones. It was also found that teaching and administrative staff do not significantly differ in their ratings on availability and extent of utilization of paperless technologies in the colleges. The study concluded that when paperless technologies are readily available and well utilized, the colleges will enjoy the benefits associated with utilization of these technologies. The study recommended that necessary paperless technologies be provide for effective teaching/learning activities in the technical colleges is Osun state.
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