Goddey Wilson (PhD), Victor Iheanyichukwu Asiegbu


The development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in administrative, education and production activities has advanced the viability of teaching and learning all over the world. This creates opportunity for the advancement of the educational sector and improvement of the socio economic system of the state. Different technological facilities have been made available for use in the teaching and learning process, although not without its challenges to the teaching and learning process. This study therefore examined e-learning and educational development in Nigeria. The main objective of this study is to examine the implications of the use of e-learning in educational development, as well as its challenges and prospects in Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design with the use of purposive sampling techniques to generate the sample for the study. The study made use of primary data from questionnaires and secondary data from journals, textbooks, ICT reports etc,. The primary data generated was analyzed with the use of statistical tables and criterion mean based on the four-point Likert rating scale. The systems theory was used as a framework for the study. The study conceptualized the issues of e-learning, and educational development. The study identified inadequate budgetary provisions, poor technological infrastructure and lack of government commitment to technological advancement etc., as some of the challenges of digital learning in Nigeria; and finally the study made some recommendations such that there is need for government and internet service providers to collaborate in order to solve some challenges associated with internet connectivity in Nigeria, government should encourage ICT companies in Nigeria to develop software and other applications needed for e-learning to be produced locally, government should provide the needed  infrastructures to facilitate e-learning at various levels of the educational system in Nigeria, etc.


E-learning, Educational development, Challenges, Prospects, Communication.

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