THE PLACE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SECRETARIAL SKILLS IN POLYTECHNICS. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
This research is focused on the place of Information and Communication Technology in the teaching and learning of Secretarial skills. The main purpose of this research was to find out the teaching and learning of word processing skills, the teaching and learning of internet skills, the teaching and learning of Management information skills, the teaching and learning of data processing skills. Four research questions were formulated and questionnaires were used to obtain data from the population of 60. From the data analysis the following findings were made: that ICT plays important role in the teaching and learning of word processing skills in polytechnics, that the role of ICT in the teaching and learning of internet skills include acquisition of new ideas, helps in training of students in distance areas, provide teachers with current teaching aids among others. That ICT helps in the teaching and learning creation of document, storage of document, retrieval of document, disposal of document and protection of document, all these are the roles of ICT in Information Management system. That the roles of ICT in the teaching and learning of data processing skills includes; the teaching and learning of calculation skills, sorting of data, classification of data, recording of data and the teaching and learning of storing of data.
Background of the Study
The world is undergoing drastic changes everyday due to technological innovations. The change in technology especially in information and communication technology (ICT) has a great impact on secretarial profession and in the performance of their duties as a secretary as well as their training. Information and communication technology of today has made the work of a secretary to be carried out with a lesser fatigue, it has also served as a motivating factor for secretaries. The application of information and communication technology tools in the teaching and learning of secretarial skills, has made it very easy and less tasking in becoming a professional secretary. Today, there are pools of information resource site in the internet through the World Wide Web (www).