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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.

(IFAMUYIWA & ALEBIOSU, 2008)”Government initiated the National Policies on; Science and Technology, Information and Technology, Biotechnology, Space and so forth. In addition, there are research institutes like the African Institute for Science and Technology (AIST) and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (CSSTE), policy making bodies and curriculum development agencies like the Centre for Comparative and Adaptation Study (CESAC), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), We also have National Councils like Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), and the National Council on Science and Technology (NCST), boards on technical and science education like the National Board on Technical Education (NBTE), associations like the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN). They all contribute immensely towards science and technology education development.”

Learning in media technology in Nigeria and other developing countries.

Uses of ICTs have been considered a good thing but in some developing countries like Fiji and Philippines, ICTs have not been embraced and this inhibits the appreciation of ICTs. There are also fears that internets and T.V could ruin the morals of their society. It is clear that the concept of using technology in these areas is not yet clear.

Even though these societies view ICT in this manner they still have a place for it because they still consider it to be very appropriate.

ICT is seen as the big survival tool in this and the coming century

It enhances efficiency in work places,

Ease of social communication provided by it has solved the problem of transportation

With the technology in hand, ICT, has helped in solving socio economic problems

There is sharing of ideas in our institutions with other institutions around the world to keep each other updated on what is new in developments.

It has helped to monitor crime in our society’s e.g. the surveillance cameras

Usage of ICT can put Africa in the position to compete with it European counterparts.

The future of education depends on ICT

ICT promotes efficiency of distant learning.

Challenges

Nigeria faces ignorance about how important ICT is

Poverty that has led Nigerians to think that computers are unnecessary luxury.

Poor maintenance of the available technology that bring about wastage of resources

Their infrastructure is poor and they don’t have efficient support base like electricity and telephone systems.

In these developing countries, ICT is done by private sectors with some support from the government.

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