THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF ICT ON CHILD’S EDUCATION

THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF ICT ON CHILD’S EDUCATION

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                                                                  CHAPTER ONE

                                                                  INTRODUCTION

The role of technology in teaching and learning is rapidly becoming one of the most important and widely discussed issues in contemporary education policy (Rosen and Well, 1995; and Thierer, 2000). Most experts in the field of education agree that, when properly used, Information Communication Technology holds great promises to improve teaching and learning in addition to shaping workforce opportunities. This has actually gingered a new and strong desire to equip schools with computer facilities and qualified personnel necessary to produce technologically proficient and efficient students’ in developed countries of the world. Computer can aid the instructional process and facilitate students’ learning.

In Nigeria, secondary school teachers are using technology in the classroom more frequently than ever before. According to the National School Boards Association, students who are exposed to a high volume of technology perform as well as expected on standardized test, however technology can potentially do students a disservice if used inappropriately. When teaching using technology, instructors must be aware of the potential hindrances technology can bring to the learning process. Some of these negative effects of technology in today's classroom are that it can take away valuable learning time, it can be overused, and it can also turn educational experiences into games for students.

Therefore, it is the intent of this study to identify the negative influences of Information Communication Technology on secondary schools and proffer possible solutions to this effects.

1.1 Purpose of Study

The general purpose of the study is to investigate the negative influences of ICT on Secondary School Students in Nigeria. While specifically, the purpose of the study is to;

·         Identify the ICT gadgets available to secondary schools in Nigeria.

·         Establish the negative uses to which students put ICT gadgets at their disposal.

·         Identify the negative impacts of Information Communication Technology in selected secondary schools in Nigeria.

·         Proffer possible solutions that will reduce the negative use and effect of Information Communication Technology on secondary student in Nigeria.


1.2 Research Questions

Four research questions have been posed to guide this study;

·         What are the ICT gadgets available to secondary schools?

·         What are the negative uses to which secondary school students put ICT gadgets at their disposal?

·         What are the negative impacts the Information Communication Technology on secondary school students’?

·         How can the negative influences of Information Communication Technology be reduced.

SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

This study will be useful to several group of persons which include: parents, teachers and students. The study which  aim at looking at the negative impact of ict in child education will help parents and teachers reduced the negative effect of ICT on children as they make use of it. It will also help student fully optimize the availability of ICT materials in schools.

SCOPE OF STUDY

The  study aim at study thse negative impact of ICT on child education with particular reference to schools in Akwa Ibom state.


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