Effects Of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) On Academic Performance of Pre-NCE Economics Students in Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare, Bauchi State
Keywords:Academic performance, CAI, Economics
This study investigated the effect of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) on academic performance of Economics students in Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare, Bauchi State. The study adopted quasi experimental design with the samples of 50 pre NCE Economics students selected through simple random sampling. Economics Achievement Test was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by experts and has reliability coefficient of 0.74 using Cronbachs' Alpha reliability test. Non parametric statistics (independent sample ttest) were used to analyze the data using SPSS version 21. The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant difference in the academic performance of students taught Economics using CAI (29.77) and those taught without CAI (19.77). The study also found that there was no significant difference in the academic performance of male and female students taught Economics using CAI (- 13.17 and 0.17). The study concluded that students who are introduced to the use of CAI for learning would improve their academic performance more than students who could not have access to the use of CAI. The study recommended that Economics lecturers and students should employ the use of CAI in teaching and learning Economics at PRE-NCE level.