The Challenges of Technology-Enhanced Instructional System in Nigeria

O. A. Sofowora (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), A. A. Adekomi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), J. O. Adeyanju (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), T. A. Bada (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), L. M. Oyewusi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), A. O. Egbedokun (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), Lanre Idowu (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), and F. M. Oyeniran (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 389
EISBN13: 9781609602956|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-749-7.ch021
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The development and deployment of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in higher education is being given prominent attention today. This is because of its pedagogical and socio-economic forces that include; greater information access; cost effectiveness, enhancement of collaboration and cooperation; and its ability to solve numerous problems confronting education in the developed and developing countries. It is also essential as it allows learners to acquire and exploit information within every sphere of human activities. However, the integration of technology into teaching and learning is facing some problems and challenges. This case presents an overview of the integration and application of modern technologies in providing higher quality teaching/learning in the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Nigeria, how to solve the problem of providing equitable access to education and how to improve the teaching and learning of Science and Technology in Post Basic Institutions using Technology Enhanced Instruction. It also highlights the problems, challenges and the lessons learnt from such innovation using OAU Ile-Ife as a case study of Nigeria.
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