RESPONSIBILITY OF SCHOOLS’ LEADERS IN TACKLING THE E-LEARNING BARRIERS IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION HIGHER INSTITUTIONS
Keywords:Information and Communication Technology (ICTs), Technical and Vocational Education TVE Teachers and Leadership
This conceptual reviewed paper looks critically at the trend of information and communication technology especially now that the implementation of e-learning is gaining more relevance in Nigerian tertiary institutions. It discusses the level of preparedness in terms of the required skills by Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) teachers, availability of infrastructures and other constraints in using the ICTs for effective teaching and learning. Beside, leadership strategies ranging from school administration, executive leaders and policy makers roles were also discussed as a vital component in line with the outlined barrier to TVE teacher preparedness to e-learning. Specifically, the study sought to answer four among the most critical questions that need to be addressed for effective implementation of e-learning in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The paper concluded by making recommendations based on the four questions statedin this study. Amongst the recommendations are that urgent step needs be taken by school and executive administrators and policy makers in the training of TVE teachers in the relevant ICTs areas through in-service training and seminars/workshops.
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