CHALLENGES FACING TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS IN THE EMERGING FIELD OF E-LEARNING IN NIGERIA: THE WAY OUT

Sylvester Danjuma Polit, Levong S. Duktur

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Continuous changes in communication technology has made e-learning to become very critical in teaching, learning and research in Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET). E-learning which is an online delivery of information can also be defined as integrating learning with technology. Education is the foundation of innovation and development. E-learning is one of the most efficient tools for advancing knowledge, skills and development in the nation. It is necessary for quality instructional delivery in TVET. In spite of the various advantages e-learning has over the traditional approach to teaching, learning and research, the diffusion of e-learning is rather slow due to some inherent challenges associated with it. The paper x-rays the challenges facing TVET educators in the emerging field of e-learning. This paper reviews the concept of e-learning, the concept of TVET, benefits of e-learning, the need for e-learning in TVET, challenges facing TVET educators in the face of e-learning and finally, the way out. The paper recommends among others that TVET educators should embark on radical training and re- training on ICT competency programmes with or without sponsorship by their institution managements to be able to fit into this modern technological era of e-world.

 

Keywords: e- learning, challenges, technical vocational education and training, information and communication technology.


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