An Investigation into the Infiltration of ICT and Continuing Development of Software Packages in the Teaching of Undergraduate Courses in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution

ID: 32624 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Oyewusi Lawunmi Molara, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun State Nigeria, Nigeria
  2. Adebiyi Tunde Babson, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun State, Nigeria

Wednesday, March 9 11:30-11:50 AM Location: Edgewood

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Abstract: This study will discuss briefly the infiltration of ICT and continuing development of software packages into the teaching of undergraduate courses in a Nigerian university. It discusses some of the necessary things to be considered in ICT integration through a conceptual framework and describes some of the challenges that came with the infiltration of ICT in a Nigerian University. It was concluded that Information Technology has unique characteristics of making all to learn irrespective of the age, provided there is willingness. It was recommended among other things that faculty members need to attend training programmes on ICT to stay current and to ensure a total shift from theory to practice. The paper therefore recommends an enforcement of courses or training on software development and utilization to ensure a total shift from theory to practice

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