The past few years have seen a dramatic rise in the use of digital learning tools in parts of Nigeria, as Internet connectivity and access to hardware improves. A recent report from independent consultants, Michael Fullan and Katelyn Donnelly, stated that Africa was the most dynamic eLearning market on the planet, as many governments on the continent begin to implement policies that integrate technology into national education systems.In Nigeria, an increasing number of schools and universities are turning to digital offerings including learning management systems, content and tutorial systems, to help reverse some of the country’s most urgent education problems.
Ever-changing technology is affecting the way students and teachers use technology for teaching and learning in schools. The 21st century teachers are required to be able to adapt to the fast paced emergence of technology while students are by default responsive to the emergence of technology as it evolves. Challenges and opportunities arise as teachers have to evolve technologically even before their students. Although, experienced schools administrators around the world have organised and recommended series of interactive training sessions for teachers on the use of innovative education technology. However, in my experience, I strongly believe this proffered solution is not enough to tackle the menace and challenges involved in emerging technology in education.
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