ICT in Education: Implications for Distance Learning

Alex O. Iwu, J.O. Umeh

Abstract


We are living in a period when information rate is growing exponentially. There are implosions of more and more specialties in various disciplines. A discipline today may have more than 50 or more journals as a result of findings, methods and reviews from all over the globe. The role of printing press in knowledge revolution is stressed. ICT is seen as an exciting and innovative ways to provide learners with global access to information, learning and support. The integration of ICT in teacher education programme is explained with emphasis on emerging pedagogy. The UNESCO study which identified four broad stages of ICT adoption and use in education is stressed. Distanced learning as a way of ensuring that acquisition of knowledge and skills through mediated information and instruction using ICT. ICT and teachers professional growths using distance learning is encouraged. Today we are witnesses to teachers who are professionally developed using this process. The knowledge economy is dynamic. Hence, recommendations are made for institutions and governments for positive changes.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n7p59


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