Millennial Talk: The Role of Technology In Education
Education Technology or EdTech is the combined use of computer hardware, software and educational theory and practice to facilitate learning and help improve the academic performance of students.
Education in Nigeria is faced with a lot of problems, these include; poor funding, poor infrastructure, inadequate classrooms, lack of teaching aids (projectors, computers, laboratories and libraries), lack of quality teachers and a polluted learning environment, to mention but a few.
The recent National Bureau of Statistics released GDP figures, showed that the Education Sector contracted by -6.20% in Q1 2021 from -11.43% in Q4 2020 and 0.69% in Q1 2020.
With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is clear that technology will play a central role in nearly all aspects of the nation. To prepare the talent needed for the digital economy, education must adapt as fast as technology is advancing.
This edition of the Millennial Talk show discusses "The Role of Technology In Education" as it explores how the classroom has to evolve, rethink, reimagine and restrategize education in Nigeria.