Information Communication Technology In Education

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The study mainly focused on the roles of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education. Information communication technologies, currently have great influence on every phase of human life. They play prominent roles in educational sectors, work places, business areas and entertainments. Besides, virtually everybody sees ICTs as substance for change in all working conditions, teaching and learning approaches, handling and exchange of information, scientific research and in retrieving information. Consequently, this study highlights the roles of ICTs, the promises, limitations and the key challenges of incorporation to education systems. The study attempts in answering the following questions: (1) What are the benefits of ICTs in…show more content…
Although teachers’ attitude towards the use of these technologies is crucial, many observations reveal that teachers do not have intelligibility about how far technology can be beneficial for the facilitation and enhancement of learning. Of course, some teachers may have positive attitudes to the technology, but refrain from using it in teaching due to low self-efficacy, tendency to consider themselves not qualified to teach with technology. In view of this, Bandura (2006) defines as ‘’individual’s opinion of capabilities to organize and perform courses of actions to achieve particular types of performances.’’ More so, as highlighted by Bransford (2010) and Brosnan (2014), attitude, motivation, computer anxiety, and computer self-efficacy are factors affecting teachers’ use of computers in their classroom lessons. Teacher resistance and lack of enthusiasm to use ICTs in education according to Okafor (2014) is another…show more content…
They are promoting changes in the working conditions, handling and exchanging of information, teaching-learning approaches and so on. The impact of ICTs is so significant in education, this shows that ICTs are making major differences in the teaching approaches and the ways students are learning. ICTs-enhanced learning atmosphere promotes active, collaborative, creative, integrative and evaluative learning as a great advantage over the traditional method. Finally, the study concludes that despite some limitations and disadvantages of ICTs, it is still believed that ICTs are beneficial because there is a consensus that development of any country depends on the quality of education offered to its citizens. Computer and the internet are especially useful to promote student engagement in learning and positively impact students’ performance and achievement.

The following recommendations are hereby proffered:
1. There should be mainstreaming of ICTs application especially the computer and internet in education systems at all levels, for they benefit curriculum implementation and promotes students’ learning.
2. Teachers should always engage themselves in the use of computers and internet as it will aid them in teaching in classroom.
3. Government should on regular basis sponsor teachers for the acquisition of computer knowledge as this will make them be more knowledgeable
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