Integrating Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning of Adult and Non-Formal Education

Idowu Victor Akinsanya, Dr Adediran Elizabeth Morenikeji Titilayo & Dr Abiodun Idowu Gbenro


Going by the importance of Adult and Non-formal Education, its delivery should not be handled with kid gloves; rather it should be complemented with modern technologies in order to achieve the set goals.  To this end, the paper examines a phenomenon whereby Information and Communication Technology is integrated in teaching and learning of adult and non-formal education.  In order to achieve this, the paper outlined the objectives of ICT and discussed the concept of ICT and that of adult and non-formal education under conceptual clarifications.  Attributes of ICT, its challenges in relation to the delivery of adult and non-formal education and the different modes of Computer Aided Instruction suitable for adult learning were extensively discussed.  Finally and most importantly, the paper discussed various ways through which ICT could be integrated in teaching and learning of adult and non-formal education.  Based on the challenges earlier discussed, the paper recommended that Computer and other ICT tools cannot function in vacuum; hence, they need to be effectively manipulated by facilitators before knowledge could be transferred to the learners.  Sequel to this, facilitators are enjoined to go for further studies in order to build their capacity in computer proficiency.

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