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Awareness and Intention to Use Massive Open Online Courses by Law Students in Osun State, Nigeria

E. A Adebayo
Y.T Babalola


A survey was carried out among undergraduate law students in universities in Osun State, Nigeria to determine the predictive influence of awareness on intention to use Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Proportionate stratified sampling was used to select 356 out of a population of 3269 students. A validated questionnaire with Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient of 0.92 was used for data collection. A return rate of 100% was achieved. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and binary logistic regression. Findings revealed that awareness of MOOCs significantly predicted intention to use MOOCs by the students (Odds Ratio=1.894; Wald Statistics=12.413, p=0.000). Findings further revealed that a good number of the respondents intend to use MOOCs (n=264, 78.3%). The Internet (n=92) was the main source of awareness of MOOCs, but slow internet connectivity (n=254) topped the list of constraints to the use of MOOCs by the students. The study concluded that awareness of MOOCs is critical to its use by undergraduate students in universities in Osun State. It was recommended that law librarians should create awareness of MOOCs among students. Also, law administrators, council of legal education and legal educators should work with the government to improve Internet facilities in the universities to enable law students take full advantage of MOOCs platforms.

Keywords: Awareness, Massive Open Online Courses, Use, Law Students, Undergraduates