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ERIC Number: EJ1069209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 6
Future Trends of Educational Technology in Nigeria
Adeyanju, J.; Oyewusi, L.; Bada, T.; Omoteso, B.; Adekomi, A.; Akinpelu, B.
Journal of Educational Technology, v3 n4 p54-57 Jan-Mar 2007
Traditionally in rural Africa it was the drum, reports of gun shot, or perhaps the smoke of a burning bush that served as a primary form of communication. However it was Gutenberg's discovery of the printing press that paved the way for the age of mass communication. These methods were taken over by radio waves that communicate to millions of people at the same time. The television (big-media) was developed and has brought distant places closer together. Radio, cassettes, tape recorders, video, fax, e-mail and the computer have become the bedrock upon which the future of the development of Educational Technology rests. In the secondary school education system in Nigeria, the ICT race has led to the school's compulsory computer education. Aside from the school, it is becoming apparent that most disciplines of study have adopted the use of the computers. In line with the current trends, the federal government of Nigeria has made it mandatory for institutions of higher learning to develop computer literacy programmes. The work force of Nigerians have also been given a period to upgrade themselves on computer literacy. Developing nations of the world are expected to continue providing Educational Technology the opportunity to analyze and reorganize the existing institutions within available budgets. Since knowledge is not static, it is anticipated that there will be a world-wide collaboration among Departments of Educational Technology with other higher education institutions. Virtual libraries will change the roles of traditional libraries, and knowledge will become less expensive to process and use. With the growth of computer literacy in Nigeria, most institutions of higher learning, including those in the industrial sector, will use the newly-found access to global data for increasing enrollment into virtual classrooms.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Secondary Schools, Computer Literacy, Higher Education, Colleges, Electronic Libraries, Knowledge Management, Access to Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria