Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Job Performance of Educators in Selected Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
The use of emerging technology tools, platforms and devices has become an integral part of education. This was evident during the recent Coronavirus pandemic lockdown of which many educators and students had to rely on the use of various technological devices, platforms and tools such as videoconferencing tools and e-learning platforms to aid continued education online. The study examines the impact of emerging technologies on the job performance of educators in selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Data were collected through structured questionnaires administered to 152 educators selected from five different tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The collected data were later analyzed using STATA/regression Analysis. The result shows that there was a significant improvement on the job performances of educators due to their usage of various emerging technologies. Most of the participants used emerging technologies for; content development and delivery, knowledge creation, communication, assessment, research, academic advising and professional development, all of which enhanced their efficiencies and productivity at work. Also, several factors such as; network and electricity issues were found to limit the use of emerging technologies by educators. The study concluded that emerging technologies are essential tools to improve educator’s efficiency and productivity, thus, there is need for all educators to always update their digital skills in line with the emerging trends in technology and education.
Keywords: Emerging technologies, Educators, Job performance, Virtual reality, AI.