The study addresses how technology enhances learning and increase dynamism in developing countries. This paper looks at how the medical and media industries in Nigeria utilize technology for learning and change. The study shows that there increase in technology has lead to an increase in learning as skills are required to function new technologies. The study found that across the different sectors of medicine and media, non formal learning and in house trainings have been dominant mastering new technologies. However, the study also raises important issues about the extent to which Nigeria is technologically fit. Therefore, improved learning and change for different sectors in the country.
Learning and change is aimed at improving different sectors in developing countries. “ Learning is the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes”.(COB, 2011) Humans beings are gifted creations who above all the created animals, they have the ability to learn, understand and integrate the information in their environment to exert change. It’s also clear that “learning has the power to enable individuals and organizations to fulfill their personal and collective goals and ambitions ”(Sandler-Smith, 2006). Change takes place when learning has occurred. It gives proof that learning has taken place. Change means doing things in a different way that we have never done them before or rather doing something that has never been done before. When we learn and change occurs then we are satisfied that knowledge has been passed across. “It is through learning that we can acquire new knowledge, skills and attitudes that may enable us to function and perform more efficiently and effectively” (Sandler-Smith, 2006). Knowledge therefore helps us put ideas in use and come up with positive results. In long gone days, context was produced by instructors to produce change in the behavior of learners. Learning can be grouped into two. (Clerk, 2004)states that informal learning is any knowledge passed in not an organized manner, no curriculum followed , no specific instructor and in no specific organization, while formal learning includes all the above and much more. Informal learning is almost accidental, like getting information from your colleague or rather overhearing a group of your colleagues discussing an idea which you did not intend to find out. Formal learning include going to classes, seminars, forums and even to be online informed. Formal learning is intentional and at the end of it there is a specific goal that one wants to achieve, unlike, unlike in the informal setup.
In this study I consider how the media industry in Nigeria is employing readily available technology to enhance learning in their sectors. Moreover, the study explores how technology enhances learning and increases dynamism in developing countries.
TECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING NATIONS.
In developing countries like Nigeria, we have small enterprises like media houses and other small businesses. (OYELARAN & LAI, 2004)Notes that developing countries are learning how to integrate technology in their core capabilities and this requires skills which are learnt before these people in the developing countries can use these skills efficiently. Learning capabilities, the level of a technology that is being introduced, the firm’s or company’s knowledge on the new technology has largely affected integration of technology in running of day to day activities in developing countries. Non formal learning is the most common way of people to get used and start using any new technology in these countries. Compared to their counterparts in the already developed countries, formal and oversees training is done and this explains why there is an increase in technological complexity. ICT largely relates with excellence of telecommunication. According to firms that do well in the world, they combine core and General Purpose Technologies which are essential in the normal running of an organization computerization and adopting electric tools in firms have led to improved skills and thus a more rapid growth and good profits.
Use of digital technology has led to production of good quality products, and these goods are sold at very cheap prices. The use of electric tools has led to a new type of interest that has led to competition amongst firms. Use of computers in production has led to faster production and flexibility in production. This has been made possible because of knowledge and skills that come around because of learning. Electric business technologies by high speed computers and a well improved telecommunications has resulted to subsidized costs and high profits are being realized by firms
Learning and change