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Pages: 8232-8240
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE INTERNET AS A TOOL FOR INFORMATION AND EDUCATION: THE CASE OF OTA COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA

I. Sobowale, L. Amodu, S. Aririguzoh, T. Ekanem

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
One of the best known traditional functions of the mass media is to foster education. The mass media aid both the formal and informal education, ultimate instruments for national development. The Internet has revolutionized communication and consequently, the nature and the structure of education. This study examines the Internet access and usage among residents of Ado-Odo Ota local government area of Ogun State in Nigeria. It is commonly said that we live in an information age. Nothing has changed the nature as well as the process of sharing information and knowledge as the advent of the Internet. The potentials of the Internet have been so celebrated that several scholars have described it as the leveler of the differences between the information rich and information poor nations. Considering the seemingly limitless information and educational materials on the Internet; it is also assumed that every society would have equal right to development. However, the issue of access has limited the seeming advantages derivable from the Internet, particularly in the developing world, of which Nigeria is one. For societies to benefit from the Internet, the barrier of availability must be surmounted. This study, therefore, explores seven (7) communities’ access to the Internet, the means through which it is accessed and the level of benefits achieved from it. The survey method was used for the study where the seven communities were randomly selected.
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title = {THE INTERNET AS A TOOL FOR INFORMATION AND EDUCATION: THE CASE OF OTA COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
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I. Sobowale, L. Amodu, S. Aririguzoh, T. Ekanem (2015) THE INTERNET AS A TOOL FOR INFORMATION AND EDUCATION: THE CASE OF OTA COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 8232-8240.
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