Exploring the Wonders of ICT in the Teaching and learning of the English Language in Nigerian Classrooms

JAMES AKOGWU ABAH, LIVINA N EMODI

Abstract


The advent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in our contemporary Nigerian society has made a u-turn and a paradigm shift from the archaic and conventional method of English Language teaching and learning. The speed of these scientific and technological gadgets in the twenty first Century speaks volumes. More so, the ICT trend precisely in Nigeria today has piloted immensely in the advancement, improvement, and successes of several sectors of the economy such as Education, Communication, Agriculture, Economic, Cultural, Socio-political, etc. Presently, ICT in Nigerian classroom has become an engine or power house for information gathering, storage, processing, and retrieval, to mention but a few. ICTs have transformed the outdated method of teachers teaching and students listening and copying notes without making any conscious input to that of active participation through mutual interactive and collaborative learning. It is on this ground that, this paper seeks to explore the concept of ICT usage in Nigerian English Language classrooms, its challenges, its general implication in the educational sector and its prospects. This paper shall however, be a radical exploration to fine-tune the miracles of ICT in English Language education in Nigeria.


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