Information and Communication Technology Use in Education: Emphasis on the Impact of Asynchronous Media
AbstractInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) use in education is an innovation in the system to foster efficiency in teaching and learning. ICTs and their utilization is one of the most pertinent issues in the education industry today. This paper thus focused on ICT use in education with emphasis on the impact of asynchronous media in education system. Asynchronous ICT media is perceived here to include those teaching and learning electronic gadgets that allow participants in the learning process to be at different times and different places. Asynchronous learning resources are therefore used to facilitate information sharing among a network of people. The paper pointed out specific impact of asynchronous ICT media in distance education. This piece equally reviewed the various types ofICT driven learning, the roles and weaknesses of ICT in education as well as the barriers to the application of ICT in education. The paper concluded that the challenge of the knowledge society through ICT is a significant area that is propelling the use of ICT in education. The paper finally noted that the struggle to be part of the digital world is obvious in the knowledge society, therefore, government and in fact, education authorities should endeavour to provide ICT in Nigeria school system.
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