International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

Application of learning management system (LMS) as quality assurance tool for enhancing virtual learning in public universities in Rivers state, Nigeria


Jack Ihechi Florence, Adieme Franca Ginikachi

This study investigated the application of learning management system (LMS) as quality assurance tool for enhancing virtual learning in public universities in Rivers State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted descriptive research design. The population comprised all the 2,905 lecturers (2,261 males and 644 females) in the three public universities in Rivers State, Nigeria. Taro Yamane’s formula was used to determine a minimum sample size of 351; hence, a sample size of 581 lecturers, which represents 20% of the population was drawn using the proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Out of these 581 lecturers, 452 are males while 129 are females. An 18-item self-structured questionnaire, which was entitled: “Application of Learning Management System as Quality Assurance for Enhancing Virtual Learning Questionnaire (ALMSQAEVLQ)” was used. Face and content validities were ensured by three experts. The internal consistency reliability coefficient of 0.86 for ALMSQAEVLQ with subscales of 0.83 and 0.79 respectively, were computed using Cronbach Alpha statistical method. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while z-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed, among others, that lecturers agreed that LMS is an essential software tool that can ensure qualitative education in universities in Rivers State, especially in this era where there is seismic shift to online learning. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended, among others, that the university administrators should ensure that learning management system (LMS) software is installed in their institutions, integrated into the teaching-learning process, and made accessible to both lecturers and students.
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Jack Ihechi Florence, Adieme Franca Ginikachi. Application of learning management system (LMS) as quality assurance tool for enhancing virtual learning in public universities in Rivers state, Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 24-30
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