Don urges teachers to adopt internet as platform for learning

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LAGOS – Dr Victor Akinola, the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of , Ijaniki, Lagos has teachers use ICT as a for positive learning.
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Akinola told the News Agency of (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that greater percentage of ’ learning should be the internet in order limit negative activities on the internet.
He said that teachers should use the ICT effectively by giving assignment on the internet, organise a group chat either on face or WhatsApp.
“Automatically, there would be no time explore other unhealthy sites on the internet and you are capturing them away from the vices of the society and the ICT, ‘’
He said that to discourage them from the use of internet is to “demote the student to the old order of learning which is inhumane.’’
The director said that Prensky 2004 has categorised the digital school into two which is the digital natives, and the digital .
“Children could be regarded as ‘digital natives’ while parents and teachers could be regarded as ‘digital migrant’
“Today’ children are born into the ICT age they are growing with it and it has become part of them, so they could be regarded as the natives.
“While the teachers were mostly `born into ICT age,’ but the ICT has become a necessity so as to meet up with the demands of the children,’’ he said.
According to him, institutions and should brace up to capture the interest of learners and support academics and community development.
He, however, proposed that various educational policies should be put in place starting from the teachers, parents, and various ministries to curb the excesses in the sector.
“ICT has come to respect an individual’ difference, which makes student’ learn at their own pace the use of the ICT,’’ he said. (NAN)