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ERIC Number: EJ931136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Computer Usage as Instructional Resources for Vocational Training in Nigeria
Oguzor, Nkasiobi Silas
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n5 p395-402 May 2011
The use of computers has become the driving force in the delivery of instruction of today's vocational education and training (VET) in Nigeria. Though computers have become an increasingly accessible resource for educators to use in their teaching activities, most teachers are still unable to integrate it in their teaching and learning processes. Computers are used to improve teaching quality where quality is very expensive to reproduce, or to substitute for the lack of teachers or schooling opportunities that cannot be made available with conventional teaching methodologies. This paper examines the challenges of integrating information and communication technology (ICT) into VET instructional practices and the barriers confronting implementation. Hence, the need for compatible computer education policies, suggestions to integrate ICT into VET teaching and learning practices are provided to assist the teachers in the use of computers in order to help the students acquire theoretical knowledge, grounded in real practice. It is the contention of this paper that though creating an ICT environment for teaching and learning in Nigeria may seem difficult, it would enhance students' achievement in VET, hence the thrust of this paper. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria