This is an outdated version published on 2023-02-21. Read the most recent version.

Availability and Utilization of Paperless Technology among Staff of Technical Colleges in Osun State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Jonathan O. Oke Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
  • Lydia Y. Oludele Department of Office Technology and Management Osun State Polytechnic, P.M.B. 301, Iree, Osun State, Nigeria.

Keywords:

Paperless technology, Staff performance, Technical colleges

Abstract

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.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Ayakwah, A., Damoah, I. S., & Osabutey, E. L. (2021). Digitalization in Africa: The case of public programs in Ghana. In Business in Africa in the Era of Digital Technology, 7-25. Cham: Springer.

David, S. (2014). An overview of vocational and technical education in Nigeria under secondary school education system. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research, 2(6), 119-122.

Franklin, R. & Smith, J. (2015). Practical assessment on the run – iPads as an effective mobile and paperless tool in physical education and teaching. Research in Learning Technology, 23(1), 1-19.

Gupta, S. K. (2015). Paperless clinical trials: Myth or reality? Indian Journal of Phamacology, 47(4); 349-353.

Isaeva, M., & Yoon, H. Y. (2016). Paperless university — How we can make it work? Paper presented at the IEEE 2016 15th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET) - Istanbul, Turkey (2016.9.8-2016.9.10)], 1–8.

Kuriakose, R. B., & Luwes, N. (2016). Student perception to the use of paperless technology in assessments – A case study using clickers. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 228; 78-85.

Laryea, E. T. (1999). The technological challenges facing developing countries in the move to paperless international trade. Bond Law Review, 11(2), 274 - 286.

Lunttila, J. (2019). Digital signature: Adoption, technology, costs & benefits. Master’s Thesis, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Kuopio.

Obukhova, A., Merzlyakova, E., Ershova, I., Karakulina, K., Ziyadin, S., Shaikh, A., Dinis de Sousa, R., Borodin, A., & Mottaeva, A. (2020). Introduction of digital technologies in the enterprise. Paper presented at the E3S Web of Conferences, 159, 04004, 1-10.

Oke, J. O., & Oludele, L. Y. (2022). Utilization of paperless technology as predictor of staff performance in Technical Colleges in Osun State, Nigeria. Online Journal of TVET Practitioners, 7(1), 41-48.

Orantes-Jimenez, S. D., Zavala-Galindo, A., & Vazquez-Alvarez, G. (2015). Paperless office: A new proposal for organizations. Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 13(3), 47-55.

Shi, Y., Yang, Z., Yang, H. H., Liu, S. (2012). The impact of interactive whiteboards on education. Paper presented at the ACM Press the 4th International Conference - Wuhan, China (2012.09.09-2012.09.11)]. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internet Multimedia Computing and Service - ICIMCS 2012, 213-218.

Wolfe, J. (2002). Annotation technologies: A software and research review. Computers and Composition, 19, 471–497.

Yusuf, T. O., Udende, P., Azeez, A. L., & Olaboye, G. O. (2021). Adoption of paperless communication and information system among staff and undergraduates of University of Ilorin as strategy for internal communication. Jalingo Journal of Social and Management Sciences, 3(3); 174-192.

Zhu, H., & Li, D. (2008). Research on digital signature in electronic commerce. Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2008 Vol I, IMECS 2008, 19-21 March, Hong Kong.

Downloads

Published

2023-02-21

Versions

How to Cite

Oke, J. O., & Oludele, L. Y. (2023). Availability and Utilization of Paperless Technology among Staff of Technical Colleges in Osun State, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary Issues and Thought, 13(2), 23–31. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JCIT/article/view/7678