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Media technology and vocational education in Nigeria: Problems and prospects

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Author(s): Nkasiobi S.Oguzor

Journal: Applied Technologies and Innovations
ISSN 1804-1191

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Instructional materials | pedagogy | learners’ needs | teacher.

ABSTRACT
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 has become increasingly accessible resources 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 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 to the use of computers inorder 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 difficut , it would enhance students’ achievement in vocational education and training(VET), hence the thrust of this paper.
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