Emanghe, E. E. (Ph.D)
The study examined the influence of managing mobile technologies for service delivery among special needs students in higher institutions for global competitiveness in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of 750 students with learning disabilities drawn from University of Calabar (435), Cross River University of Technology (209) special needs students and College of Health Technology (106) special needs students. The purposive random sampling technique was employed to select the three higher institutions in the study area. To select the respondents needed for the study, the stratified random sampling technique was adopted to select 40% of the population that is, three hundred (300) respondents from 100 to 400 levels in the three institutions. The respondents were made up of males and females who were willing to participate in the study. Questionnaire was the only instrument used for data collection. The questionnaire was tagged: Mobile Technologies For Service Delivery Among Special Needs Students Questionnaire (MTSDASNDQ). Data obtained for the study was analyzed using independent t-test statistical analysis. The result showed that, the use of computer, use of mobile phone and the management of jaws/ voice synthesizing significantly influenced service delivery among special needs students in the study area. Based on the result, it was recommended among others that, adequate attention should be paid to the provision and use of modern technology to promote effective teaching and learning.