ICT enabled education and ICT driven e-learning strategies: Benefits and setbacks in Nigeria education system
AbstractEducation is perceived here as schooling as well as the processes involved in gaining new knowledge, skills and attitude for the positive development of the beneficiary and that of the society. The use of technology that enables communication and the electronic capture, processing and transmission of information in education is an innovation that many nations across the globe struggle to achieve. This paper centres on ICT enabled education and ICT driven e-learning strategies: benefits and setbacks in Nigeria education system. It is in fact among the academic struggle to bring to the lime-light, the knowledge of ICT to scholars especially in the domain of education. The paper captured interesting discussion on the concept of information and communication technology including the various approaches in ICT enabled education. To further extend the knowledge of the audience, ICT driven teaching and learning strategies and the benefits of ICT applications in education were also covered. Specifically, ICT benefits to students and parents as well as setbacks of ICT use in education were explicitly highlighted. The paper concludes that the use of ICT in education is gradually taking shape in some tertiary institutions in Nigeria. On the other hand, ICT use is sparingly observed in the secondary and primary schools. The paper recommends amongst other measures that the federal republic of Nigeria should come up with strong policy on ICT use in the education system.
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