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ERIC Number: ED529910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Supporting Learning in the Digital Age: E-Learning Strategies for NOUN (National Open University of Nigeria)
Nkechinyere, Amadi Martha
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 7 p975-981 2011
E-learning has long been celebrated as the solution to access in education. There seems to be a belief worldwide that by including e-learning technologies in learning packages, learners' success and economies of scale will be ensured in ODL (open and distance learning). New innovations like the internet and mobile technologies provide a great opportunity for mass delivery of education information, especially in Africa where governments and institutions are struggling to equip the people with much needed skills for development. Literature suggests that ODL and e-learning delivery are synonymous. In this context, it seems as if the vision of distance education as a means to provide education to whom have been denied that it is being undermined by the overriding enthusiasm with technology. The idea is that if a student is computer literate, he/she will be able to access the world of information that the internet and other electronic media can deliver and thus become educated. It is the writer's contention that blending of e-learning strategies is essential in the delivery and supporting of learning in the digital age and can go a long way in supplementing and enhancing the teachers' work.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Nigeria