New Millennium Technology: A Tool for Re-Branding Education in Nigeria
AbstractEducation is life-long venture and permeates all generations. It could be formal or informal depending on the approaches used. The approaches call for varied and appropriate technologies in an attempt to make teaching and learning easier and meaningful. Effective utilization of any technology is a function of technology education which Looney (2005) defined as a “study of technology that provides an opportunity for students to learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology”. Nigeria like every other developing country has not been faring well in technology education. As a result, the knowledge and techniques to develop technological literacy became elusive. Unfortunately too, technologies used before the present millennium to provide education to the populace can no more stand the taste of time hence the need for new technologies. In order to arrest the ‘negativity’ of the old technologies in providing education, this paper attempts to identify some new technologies and how they can assist in making education in Nigeria keep pace with the new millennium expectations – discovery of new technologies and their proper application or utilization in providing functional education.
Keywords: Life-long, Re-branding, Education, Technology and Utilization
LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 56-66, 2012