Information And Communication Technology For Effective Teaching And Learning

Khadija Muhammad SAMA (Mrs)1
Department of Curriculum and Educational Technology
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Phone: 08039592052

 Zalkarnaini ABDULLAHI2
Department of Science and Vocational Education
Faculty of Education and Extension Services
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Phone: 08039557853

Abu-Ubaida SANI3
Department of Educational Foundation
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Phone: 08133529736

 Globally today, the increasing pressure of information age is forcing the entire world to integrate
information and communication technologies (ICTs) into the various sectors, education not exclusive. It is well reported that, schools are now using ICT for achieving strategic advantages and gaining the right results of attaining educational standards. This is more so when the world is fast becoming a global village where the use of modern technological gadgets to improve teaching and learning has become imperative. However, this paper discusses the importance of information and communication technology in teaching and learning processes, especially in developing countries such as Nigeria. As several scholarly arguments have been based on the impacts of ICT, this paper highlights how relevant is ICT to students and teachers during instruction. More so, problems militating the use of ICT such as: lack of infrastructures, inadequate funding are discussed. Finally, the paper presented some suggestions as steps for the effective integration of ICT into the educational sector in Nigeria. One is that, a strong network provider should be made available across educational institutions. Another is, curriculum planners and implementers should take into consideration the role of ICT in the teaching and learning processes, thereby utilizing it to the fullest expectation.
Keywords: ICT, teaching, learning, education, technology