#TECHPLUS2016 & ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON EDTECH IN NIGERIA

#TECHPLUS2016 & ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON EDTECH IN NIGERIA

Tech experts, enthusiasts, innovators, policymakers, gamers and a vast spectrum of tech-savvy brands and individuals were all present from 21st – 23rd July, 2016 at the biggest tech gathering in Nigeria. #TechPlus2016, was hosted at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos – Nigeria. With the theme ‘A Connected World’, #TechPlus2016 converged […]

#SocialMediaInTheClassroom

#SocialMediaInTheClassroom

  The topic above may have crossed the modern-day teacher’s mind since the emergence of Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and several other social media platforms especially as it relates to the effect these platforms have on students’ learning experience. The use of social media began to slowly permeate into the classroom as […]

Are Technology Deployments in Education Really Revolutionary? Pt 1

Are Technology Deployments in Education Really Revolutionary? Pt 1

It is hard to talk about development in any industry in this modern age without making reference to the role technology has to play on the nature or extent of such development. Although, some researchers struggle to define the extent to which technology impacts some sectors, there is a general consensus that it […]

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt 2 (Quality)

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt 2 (Quality)

We previously established (read more here) that technology can increase access to education especially in a country like Nigeria where the demand is high, in this article we will establish another of our nation’s education problems that technology can solve. Not only does technology increase access but it can also increase […]

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt. 1 (Access)

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt. 1 (Access)

Image Credit In one of my previous posts, read here, I identified a couple of problems facing Nigeria’s education sector. One of the key issues mentioned was access, there are more university candidates than the admission slots available to them. This means that our education system (especially HigherEd) is unable to […]

Teachers’ role in Moulding Tomorrow’s Leaders

Teachers’ role in Moulding Tomorrow’s Leaders

Image Credit: http://kathleendenly.com/2015/11/13/5-lessons-i-learned-at-my-first-writers-conference/ I remember a song we used to sing at the end of morning assembly when I was in elementary school. I am sure most readers who had their elementary education in Nigeria in the late 90s can identify with the song and it goes thus: “Parents listen to your […]

Making a Case for Vocational Learning

Making a Case for Vocational Learning

You remember when you wrote the JAMB examination and you were under intense pressure to score above 200 so as to qualify for Post-Jamb exam into a Tertiary Institution. Remember WAEC; you needed to ace the core subjects including English and Mathematics while simultaneously avoiding an ‘F’ in your result so as […]

How relevant will Teachers be in 10 years time?

How relevant will Teachers be in 10 years time?

That’s a question with varying answers. But before addressing the question, a bit of background is necessary. Let’s back track to some not-too-distant past…When missionaries brought ‘education’ (quote intentional) to parts of the developing world, and the concept of a ‘teacher’ was that of a white man in khaki shorts, shirt and a […]