International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)

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IJMECS Vol.11, No.5, May. 2019

An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Asynchronous and Synchronous E-learning Mode on Students’ Academic Performance in National Open University (NOUN), Maiduguri Centre

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Emmanuel G. Dada, Abdulkadir H. Alkali, David O. Oyewola

Index Terms

Synchronous;Asynchronous;Distance learning;E-learning;real-time;self-paced


Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning are two popular e-learning modes that are commonly used in distant learning education. The study investigates how synchronous and asynchronous e-learning affect the academic performance of students. A questionnaire was used to collect data for this study from some students of the National Open University of Nigeria. The findings showed that students' attitude to synchronous and asynchronous e-learning affect their academic performance. The results demonstrated that only 60% of the respondents understand what asynchronous and synchronous e-learning means. Also, only 55% of the respondents believed that asynchronous and synchronous e-learning mode has a positive impact on their academic performance. Moreover, only 52% of the respondents are of the opinion that the curriculum in use at National Open University needs to be updated to increase the impact of the e-learning mode on the learners.

Cite This Paper

Emmanuel G. Dada, Abdulkadir H. Alkali, David O. Oyewola, "An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Asynchronous and Synchronous E-learning Mode on Students’ Academic Performance in National Open University (NOUN), Maiduguri Centre", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.11, No.5, pp. 54-64, 2019.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2019.05.06


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