ICT and Digital Literacy Skills: a Mechanism for Efficient Teaching in Nigerian Colleges of Education

  • Ademola Ferninand Omosekejimi
  • Steven Brume-Ezewu
  • Ejiro Gloria Brume-Ezewu
  • Benjamin Kenechukwu Nwobu
  • Angela Chinwendu Nweke
Keywords: ICT, Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy Skills, Teaching, Learning

Abstract

This study examines information communication technology (ICT) and digital literacy skills as mechanism for effective teaching in Nigerian colleges of education. The total population for this study comprises of 1,500 lecturers in four colleges of education in South West Nigeria. 10% was drawn from the total population using a random sampling technique giving a total 150 which form the sample size for the study. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Findings from this study revealed among others that that ICT and digital literacy skills when applied will to a very large extent be a tool for efficient teaching aid for lecturers in colleges of education in Nigeria, that computers, printers, photocopiers, projectors, interactive white board/electronic notice board, internet facility and CD Rom will to a very large extent serve as ICT tools that can be used for effective teaching. This study also revealed that most of the lecturers in colleges of education in Nigeria are not proficient in the use of power-point, excel and spreadsheet, cannot apply computers to solve real life academic problems etc. Recommendations were put forward to enhance the use of ICT for efficient teaching in Nigerian colleges of education.

Keywords: ICT, Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy Skills, Teaching, Learning

Published
2019-01-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2360-994X
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