EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND IT'S SIGNIFICANCE IN NIGERIA EDUCATION


By Chukwuka E. Enujekor
  (C.E.O Think EdTech.)

Educational Technology (also known as EdTech) refers to an Area of technology devoted to the development and application of tools (including software, hardware and processes) intended to promote education. 
We could say "Educational Technology is a study and ethical practice for facilitating Learning and Improving performance by creating using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources" 

The aim of Educational Technology is to improve education by using Educational Technology we seek to improve the performance of the education system. It's important to keep this aim in mind when choosing computer programmes, apps or devices for the classroom. 

 The EdTech industry is providing solutions to capture the demands of the 21st century education and academia. Having come together in a profound manner, the use of internet in schools, documentation, presentations, etc are a proof that Technology is making it's place in the education sector. 

Technology presents a number of opportunities for schools to create more engaging and effective teaching tools in the mordern- day classrooms. In the global competition for highly advanced and unique skills, the demand for refined, interactive learning platforms is gigantic. 

Today's education environment is primed for EdTech Adoption. Edtech by reinventing the approaches to learning and collaboration helps to affirm and advance relationships between Teachers and Students. 

The traditional academic world is transforming with advances in technology and changing students expectation opening doors to new ways of learning and engaging with course materials. 
Technology and education are great combination if used together with a right reason and vision.

With Educational Technology, Teachers students and parents have a variety of learning tools at their fingertips. The evolving architecture of education has enabled Edtech to create efficiencies, cut costs and support new levels of standardization. Engaging with students in an innovative way so they can easily understand and digest information is the Key to encourage independent Learning. Thus Educational Technology provides a much more rewarding environment for both students and teachers.

              Meet the Columnist
         
     Chukwuka E. Enujekor
An educationist, currently an undergraduate of Lagos State University Ojo. In the department of Science and Technology Education. He's also the C.E.O of Think EdTech
                           Email:    Chukwukaenujekor77@gmail.com

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