Technology and Education in the 21st Century: A Festschrift in honour of Professor (Mrs)Comfort Memfin Ekpo, Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo

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A FESTIVAL OF SCHOLARLY WRITINGS
Technology and Education in the 21st Century: A Festschrift in honour of Professor (Mrs.) Comfort Memfin Ekpo, Vice Chancellor, University of Uyo, is a collection of compelling academic research papers across disciplines by a constellation of academic stars in the University of Uyo. The First paper in the festschrift is entitled Influence of Educational Technology on Nutrition at sixty’ by Ekaete Etuk. The paper’s significance lies on the
understanding that the health of an individual relative to nutrition; especially as age sets in. The role of technology in nutrition for the aged is examined, even as the gains of technological researches into nutrition are exposed.

Comfort Inyang’s paper is on ‘PCR and Cloning: A Technology for the 21st Century’; and it is an inspiring documentary on the prospects of cloning in the 21st century given the revolution in the PCR technology. Edu Inam’s “Empowering Women and Advancing Science’ examines ways which women can be empowered through the framework of science. Specifically, the paper emphasizes the empowerment of women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

‘Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) and Academic Libraries: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges in Nigeria’ is an innovative paper by a team of two academic Iroko, Felicia Etim and Eno J. Ottong. In an age where science has brought about marked changes in all spheres of life, the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education is a welcome development. Coming on the heels of Etim and Ottong’s paper is ‘Overview of Technology Empowered Teaching and Learning and Emerging Digital Divide’ by Patricia Bassey of the Computer Science Department, University of Uyo. The major concern is providing ‘the overview of mostly accessible and motivational teaching tools that are technologically empowered towards enhancement of teaching and learning”. The digital divide examined by the author exists ‘between users” of technologically empowered tools.

The title of the paper written by Imelda Udoh and Eno-Abasi Urua, is ‘Sustaining Nigerian Languages through Use’. The paper of these two academic giants takes a holistic and comprehensive view of indigenous language preservation even in a technologically driven society. Another language—based paper is by Inyang Udofot, and it is entitled ‘Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) as Innovation in the Language Class’. The paper examines the various levels in which computer can be deployed in language learning.

Five able-minded scholars from the Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Management put together a powerful paper entitled ‘Journal and Traditional Education as Sources of Technological – Entrepreneurial Skill Development in the Girl-Child: A Comparative Study in the Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria’. The paper is authored by Grace K. Etuk, Udeme A Peter, Essien A. Udoh, Christiana Isaac Emediong Okon and Idongesit Akan Udi. This is a very interesting and invaluable paper whose overall intention is to establish the relevance or otherwise of traditional education in laying the foundation for
technological-entrepreneurial skill development in the girl-child in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria.

Ifure Ufford-Azorbo’s paper has as its title ‘Exploring Nascent Stage Lighting Technology as a Positive Aid to Communication in A Harvest of Dance. The gains of technology in the field of drama theatre are explored, especially in the area of lighting, with the decision being anchored on a drama text, A Harvest of Dance.

‘Play-making as creative-learning in Early Childhood Education and its Implication for Nigeria’s Basic Education (WBE) scheme’ is a Theatre-Arts based paper written by a trio of Thespians — Ofonime Inyang, Esther Robert and Idaresit Inyang. The paper stresses the importance of drama in contributing to the overall development of the child.

While Bassey Ubong’s paper is on resource management in tertiary institutions, Akaninyene Sampson &Emem Sampson discuss the place of new media graphics in human resource development; the next three papers by Theresa Udo-Okon&Idongesit Udi; Ufokiban Udousoro & Nevelyn Udousoro; Ime Emah, Eno Etudor-Eyo & Theresa Udofia focus on the place of the Internet and ICT in education with Dominic Akpan and Sunday Efanga’s contributions dwelling on management for sustainability.

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Table of Contents

1. Influence of Educational Technology on Nutrition at Sixty by Ekaete U. I. Etuk
2. Food Science and Technology Education: The Panacea for Sustainable Food Security in Nigeria by Hannah I. J. Udota &Idongesit Y. Udoakah
3. PCR and Cloning: A Technology for the 21st Centuryby Comfort U. Inyang
4. Empowering Women and Advancing Science by Edu Inam
5. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) and Academic Libraries: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges in Nigeria by Felicia E. Etim & Eno J. Ottong
6. Overview of Technologr Empowered Teaching and Learning and the Emerging Digital Divide by Patience C. Bassey
7. Sustaining Nigerian Languages through Use by Imelda Udoh & Eno-Abasi Urua
8. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) as Innovation In The Language Class by Inyang Udofot
9. Formal and Traditional Education as Sources of Technological Entrepreneurial Skill Development in the Girl-child: A Comparative Study in the Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria by
Grace K. Etuk, Udeme A. Peter, Essien A. Udoh,Christiana Isaac Emediong Okon
10. Exploring Nascent Stage Lighting Technology as a Positive Aid to Communication in A Harvest of by Dance Ifure Ufford-Azorbo
11. Play-making as Creative Learning in Early Childhood Education and its Implication for Nigeria’s Basic Education (UBE) Scheme by Ofonime Inyang, Esther Robert, & Idaresit Inyang
12. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in the Classroom: the Imperative of Educational Drama by Justina Sunday Nkanga
13. The Theatre and the Crises of Identity: Towards The Attainment of Educational Values in the New Millennium. by Stephen Inegbe
14. Puppet Technology and Children Education by Ikike Inieke U?ord
15. Resource Management in Nigerian Tertiary Educational Institutions: Towards a Road Map to Save the Weeping Grass by Bassey Ubong
16. New Media Graphics in Human Resource Management: Strategies for Organizational Ef?ciency by Akaninyene J. Sampson & Emem A. Sampson
17. Integration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Into Post-primary Education System: A Bridge Between The Divide by Theresa Nse Udo-Okon
18. Internet – based Resources for Effective Teaching and Learning in Nigerian Universities
Udousoro, Ufokiban Japhet
19. ICT Resource Management and Girl-child Access To Education In An African State by Ime E. Emah, Eno Etudor-Eyo, & Theresa Udofia
20. Managing University Education For Sustainable Economic Empowerment in Nigeria by Sunday I. Efanga
21. Challenges Of Human Capacity Development for Effective Sustainable Resource Management in an Emerging Economy by Dominic A. Akpan
22. Note on Contributors

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