ERIC Number: EJ765817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 13
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Service of the National Open University of Nigeria
Enuku, Usiwoma Evawoma; Ojogwu, C. N.
Education, v127 n2 p187-195 Win 2006
This paper discusses some of the major issues in the operation of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The paper presents a brief development of the concept of distance education in Nigeria and the development of flexible open distance learning through the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The paper also examines the operation of the National Open University of Nigeria and proposes that there is need to utilize ICT as a means of expanding access to its programmes. Concrete measures are suggested for ensuring adoption of ICT, through improved training, proper funding for the development and delivery of open distance learning in Nigeria.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Distance Education, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Lifelong Learning, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria