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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 16, No. 2 (2020) open journal systems 

Assessment of the impact of computer assisted instruction on teaching and learning in Nigeria: A theoretical viewpoint.

GERALDINE CHINYERE MADUDILI, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli,Anambra State,Nigeria.

The change in contemporary teaching methods made necessary by technological, economic, and cultural forces in the early 21st century have fundamentally altered the very foundation of traditional educational models. Stakeholders have raised concerns that traditional teacher-centered learning is not longer in line with emerging globalized world. Hence, the need for a more democratic, student-centred approach.Therefore, there is the necessity to modify the process of teaching and learning according to the needs of the learner with careful cultivation of experience. CAI holds the promise of carrying the learners along as well as making them active rather than passive participants, stimulating their interest through visual representations that catches their attention to explore especially in the field of sciences. It possess powerful features to support the shift to from teacher centred to student-centered learning and making the learning environment more engaging for both teachers and learners. This paper therefore reviews the concept of computer aided instructions, its relevance in the teaching-learning process in the school system. Inadequate funding of the education sector, policy inconsistency, poor maintenance culture, lack of computer knowledge by teachers and lack of constant power supply were identified among the factors impeding the adoption and efficient use of CAI in Nigerian Schools. More so, recommendation like massive computer literacy training program nation-wide particularly for teachers and learners, adequate funding of the education sector and provision of infrastructures which will enhance effective teaching and learning in the schools in Nigeria are suggested.

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