AKAAZUA VICTOR HANMAIKYUR
Computer Science Department,
College of Education, Katsina-Ala.
e-mail: [email protected]
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has in recent years played vital roles in our society, by greatly improving the way things are done. In education, ICT has improved the quality of education as it has increased access to educational resources and enabled the provision of varied teaching methods and strategies. Online and distant learning is now possible as well as extended through ICT. Tools for sharing of resources and platforms for collaboration are some of the benefits of ICT in education. ICT provides the needed motivation, interactivity and student-centered environment, helping students to learn better. Using ICT enables feedback when assessments are given; there is also possibility of re-use and authentication of assessments. ICT has many benefits for the teacher, the student and assessment when incorporated into the educational system. The aim of this paper is to review available evidences on the use of ICT in education particularly, science education. The paper presents possible areas ICT is used in science education as well as the benefits derived from such usage. At the end, suggestions that will help in effectively using ICT in science education are made.
Keywords: Information, communication, technology, science, education, assessment