Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integration to Educational Curricula: A New Direction for Africa

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integration to Educational Curricula: A New Direction for Africa

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor

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Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integration to Educational Curricula: A New Direction for Africa by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor

Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integration to Educational Curricula serves as a standard textbook in graduate and senior level undergraduate classes in colleges and universities to contribute to the existing mass communication and ICT literature. The textbook offers a multi-discipline perspective to students of mass communication and information technology and avails them an opportunity to have a valid research tool with great details to pursue their research and class assignments. It provides an essential platform for appropriate literature in mass communication, political communication, and ICT details with relevance to its integration in Africa educational curricula. The book can also serve as a supplemental text for courses in mass media effects, politics, and political communications. It includes contributions by scholars and professionals of African extraction with varied research interests on diverse issues relevant to ICT and its significant impact to curricula development and application to Africa as the new African educational system. The chapters cover a wide array of mass communication, diffusion of innovation, and ICT issues of diverse importance that will guide students, government agencies, and professionals in following the imminent and evolving changes resulting from the integration of technology to educational curricula.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761865360
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor is professor of mass communication at Bowie State University where he currently serves as dean of the graduate school. He has also served as provost fellow and assistant provost for graduate studies at Bowie State University.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY’S (ICT) IMPACT IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN AFRICA
Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor, Bowie State University
CHAPTER 1
THE IMPERATIVE OF DEALING WITH SOME FUNDAMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURAL CHALLENGES AS A PREREQUISITE TO THE INTEGRATION OF ICT TO EDUCATIONAL CURRICULA IN AFRICA
Matt Mogekwu, Department of Journalism, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 1
CHAPTER 2
USAGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS AMONG LECTURERS IN NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
Ifeoma T. Amobi, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
CHAPTER 3
INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) INTEGRATION IN AFRICAN EDUCATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR STUDENTS, EDUCATORS AND THE GOVERNMENT
Fidelis Kpaduwa, Systems Engineer, Loudoun County, Virginia
CHAPTER 4
E-LEARNING AS A VEHICLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL GIRLS IN GHANA, WEST AFRICA
Kristie Roberts-Lewis, Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Michael E. Orok, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee
CHAPTER 5
IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: BEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING, LEARNING AND TRAINING AFRICAN STUDENTS IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Cosmas U. Nwokeafor, Bowie State University
CHAPTER 6
CHALLENGES FACING THE AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF ICT RESOURCES IN POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA EDUCATIONAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA
Chijioke Jonathan Olelewe, Federal College Of Education, Enugu State, Nigeria
Augustina C. Nzeadibe, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
CHAPTER 7
THE PROMISE, PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) UTILIZATION IN AFRICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS: CONTINENTAL, NATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL
REALITIES
Justin U. Harris, University of the District of Columbia
Chapter 8
CLOUD COMPUTING IN EDUCATION—A STUDY OF TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND AN ARCHETYPE FOR EFFECTIVE ADOPTION IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
Fagbola Temitayo Matthew, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Chapter 9
THE ROLE OF ICT IN CHANGING ACADEMIC CURRICULA: A REVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND INTEGRATION APPROACH IN SCHOOLS IN AFRICA
Cosmas U. Nwokeafor, Bowie State University
Chapter 10
MODELING DATA PRIVACY IN AFRICA
Kato Mivule, Bowie State University
Chapter 11
ICT INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION IN KENYA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM: AN ASSESSMENT OF POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES
Alex Sekwat, Tennessee State University
Chapter 12
ICT AS A FACILITATOR OF A NEW BREED OF EDUCATIONAL MODALITIES: A REVIEW OF CURRICULA REFORMS, IMPROVING IN-SERVICE TEACHER TRAINING, AND REINFORCING NON-FORMAL AND DISTANCE EDUCATION
APPROACHES IN GHANA
Matilda Yeboah-Fofie, Bowie State University
Chapter 13
CLOUD COMPUTING AS AN ENABLER FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
Felix Njeh, Bowie State University
Chapter 14
ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE CHANGE: A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF NEW INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
Isaiah Ayafor, Bowie State University
Chapter 15
NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: CHALLENGES FOR HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Elizabeth O. Yoloye, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria
INDEX
CONTRIBUTORS
EDITOR

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