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Effect of Ict on the Academic Performance of Students

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CHAPTER ONE
Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study
Information and communication technology (ICT) is an instructional technology to enhance teaching and learning in pre schools, it is the application of organized or scientific knowledge to practical tasks of teaching and learning in pre-schools.

According to Akinola and Aremu, (2000) instructional technologies incorporate the tools and making present support to reinforce teaching and learning on pre schools pupils.
Technology is this respect involves broad based technology including it methods, management and it applications, that support the creation, storage, manipulations and communication of information on pre-school pupils.

An information and communication technology (ICT) tool includes the following; i. Computer i.e. keyboard
ii. Audio visual i.e. television, video games, telephone, radio cassette. iii. Internet printed materials i.e. pictures, chat, all this tools play a vital and central role in information technology on pre-school pupils.

Modern day instructional materials strategies, therefore, it enables preschool learner to acquire desirable quality and technical competence on their academic achievements (Odewunmi; 1993) research done on internet and technology in the classroom has shown that it increases the amount of interactive activities and collaboration in the classroom. Teacher and pupils collaboration is a requirement of the constructive view point, since we are trying to have the pupils to construct their own world view of their surroundings and information that we give them, having the figurative key to the ICT will open them to more building blocks to construct their own world. As a teacher I’m suppose to provide building blocks as opposed to the force seeding, lecture style of chalk and talk and traditional used.

Since these will be use to scaffold the pupils into better understanding of the world around them. The...

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