FACILITATING PHYSICS CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION THROUGH ELECTRONIC-LEARNING APPROACH
OJN Preprints | Educational Development > This version has been peer-reviewed > Accepted Paper
Keywords:physics, classroom instruction, e-learning approach
This paper discussed the Electronic-Learning Approach (ELA) as it affects Physics Classroom Instruction. The purpose of this paper is to show the role of ELA as an educational tool, and to highlight a few devices that can be used in the areas of teaching and learning in the physics classroom. ELA tools such as internet, computers, e-mail facilities, multimedia, scanner, printer, VCD player, digital camera etc were discussed. The following were identified as the prospects of ELA in secondary schools: Using e-learning makes it easy to control large class; e-learning enables the learner to learn at his own pace/encourages individual learning, e-learning makes teaching and learning effective and efficient etc. It was recommended among other things that; the government should embark on a massive computer training program for teachers. Teachers should be trained and retrained through in-service training, seminars, workshops and conferences for acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed for e-learning application in secondary schools in Nigeria. It was suggested that teachers need also to explore other avenues in their instructional curriculum where they can enhance learning through the use of E-learning devices.