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The influence of age and educational qualification on stakeholders perception of integrating mobile technology into basic education in Nigeria

Gloria Adedoja

Abstract


Policy makers, teachers, students and members of the society are normally referred to as major stakeholders in education. The role of stakeholders in facilitating decisions that affect educational policies cannot be undermined. Although technology is considered a veritable platform for enhancing the teaching-learning process, nevertheless the operators of this process are crucial to the strategic integration of this innovative tool to effective instructional delivery. The benefits accruable in the interface between mobile technology and basic education can only be fully harnessed when the views of stakeholders are given due consideration. It is against this background that this study interrogates how stakeholders in education perceive the integration of mobile technology into basic education in Nigeria. Two hundred and fifty-eight stakeholders in education were selected as participants for the study. The findings revealed that stakeholders in education perceive, in positive light, the adoption of mobile technology as an invaluable driver of basic education in Nigeria. Stakeholders in this paper refer to as teachers at the basic level of education.

Keywords: Education Stakeholders, Perception, Mobile Technology and Basic Education




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v10i3.6
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