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The Era of Digital Technology in Teaching and Learning in Nigeria Educational Institutions

The Era of Digital Technology in Teaching and Learning in Nigeria Educational Institutions
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Author(s): Blessing Foluso Adeoye (Walden University, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 9
Source title: The Roles of Technology and Globalization in Educational Transformation
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Blessing F. Adeoye (Walden University, USA) and Gladys Arome (Marian University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9746-9.ch004

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Abstract

The influence of digital technology in society has made it critical for all students in the 21st century to become literate with the use of digital tools. One way to understand the evolving role of digital technologies in education in Nigeria is to review the literature and see how the use of digital technologies in the classroom are documented. The development and proliferation of the internet have contributed to a revolution in teaching and learning; it has also provided new opportunities for delivering instruction through various media. Despite all the plentiful opportunities of learning through digital technology and improving access to education in the country at all levels, there are, however, some setbacks. In this chapter, some success stories were presented with some benefits and setbacks. Even though many educational institutions from elementary levels to universities levels are using digital devices and applications for teaching and learning purposes, the tools may fail in many places due to the domination of traditional pedagogical approaches and methods.

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