ICT TOOLS FOR PROMOTING SELF-PACED LEARNING AMONG SANDWICH STUDENTS IN A NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY

Appolonia O. Anurugwo

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Sandwich programmes are an innovation in teacher education geared towards the production of high-quality manpower. They are organized during school vacations so that teachers working full-time would also have the opportunity to advance academically and improve professionally. However, the intensive nature of the programme jeopardizes the actualization of its objectives. Sandwich students, as adult learners, are self-directed and self-paced learners. Self-paced learning is any kind of instruction that progresses according to the speed of the learner. It is a “teach-yourself” method that does not require on-the-spot feedback from instructors. Sandwich students, therefore, need ICT tools to encourage their self-paced learning. This study involved twenty-seven final year Guidance and Counselling sandwich degree students at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri, who brainstormed in a round table setting and concluded that ICT tools such as audio tapes, smart phones, e-mail, video tape, internet, and other web-based learning should be applied to promote self-paced learning among sandwich students in Nigerian Universities. Based on the findings, recommendations were made and conclusions drawn.

 

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information and communication technology (ICT) tools, Nigeria, self-paced learning, sandwich students

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