Electronic Learning in the 21st Century: A Solution to the Falling Education Standards in Nigeria

Christiana Ogeri Chukwu


Shawinina (2001), ICT is all the digital technologies including: computer, scanner, printer, telephone, internet, digital satellite system (DSS), direct broadcast satellite (DSB), pocket switching, fiber optic cables, laser disc, microwaves and multimedia system for collection, processing, storage and dissemination of information all over the world. The paper attempted to investigate the application of electronic teaching and learning (e-learning and e-teaching) in Nigerian educational system. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education is an excellent instrument in the pursuit of self-reliance. The essay centred on electronic learning in the 21st century as a solution to the falling education standards in Nigeria. It pictured e-learning as a focal point, features of e-learning, guiding principles, components, relevance, learning styles, applications prospects and challenges of e-learning and education system in Nigeria. The research also uncovered that despite the roles of ICT in educational institutions, Nigeria is yet to be dully involved due to high level of illiteracy, lack of internet, inadequate electricity, lack of interest ensure  adequate among other problems. The paper finally made useful recommendations that can ensure adequate application of ICTs in Nigerian schools.

Keywords: 21st Century, Falling, Education standard, Nigeria, E-learning.

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