Digital Literacy Initiative as a Transformational Tool for the Delivery of Teacher Education Programs for Professional Development in Nigeria



To make teaching creative and effective in the 21st century, the role of teacher as an organizer cannot be overemphasized. Digital literacy has blossomed in the nation with its popularity among the youth. However, sweeping and abrupt the changes are, most teachers have absorbed them with dispatch. The information tsunamis have made the teachers to have hard time monitoring the student to use the technology to promote teaching and learning. Without digital literacy, our teachers will be at a major disadvantage, both economically. The population of the study consisted of Basic and Post Basic School Teachers in Ekiti State of Nigeria. Data was collected with the aid of a Digital Literacy and Web Based Instruction Analysis (DLWBIA). Instrument was analyzed with Correlation and Regression Statistics. It was found that digital literacy is a necessity for all stakeholders in education and teachers in particular should be giving adequate computer training to facilitate teaching in schools.  Therefore, it was recommended that government, and education stakeholders should empower teachers, for effective delivery of education programmes in schools.

Keywords: Digital Literacy, Basic and Post Basic Education, Web Based Instruction, stakeholders.

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