The Role of Business Educators in Distance Learning in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects in Education System in Nigeria
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 6-1, December 2015, Pages: 19-23
Received: Oct. 8, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 9, 2015; Published: Jan. 13, 2016
Views 4489      Downloads 116
Ebele Okereke C., Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Education, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria
Article Tools
Follow on us
The paper was on the role of business educators in distance learning in the 21st century: challenges and prospects. Education and technology plays significant role in the progress and development of a nation. Business educators cannot afford to be on the wrong side of the digital era that makes teaching and learning so enjoyable. Therefore, this paper discussed concept of distance learning education; types of ICTs tools used for distance learning; role of educators especially business educators in the 21st century education, challenges of distance education, as well as the prospects. However, the paper concludes with the recommendation which is based on the problems facing distance learning system of Nigeria.
Educators, Business Education, Distance Learning, Challenges and Education System
To cite this article
Ebele Okereke C., The Role of Business Educators in Distance Learning in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects in Education System in Nigeria, Education Journal. Special Issue: New Dimensions in Vocational Business Education Teaching and Learning. Vol. 4, No. 6-1, 2015, pp. 19-23. doi: 10.11648/
Belmont, C. A: Wadsworth and Duncan, A. (2009). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Dufty, T. & Cunningham, D. (1996).Constructivism: Implications for the Design and Delivery of Instructions. Handbook or research for educational telecommunications and technology. New York: Macmillan.
ICT tools for education (2013). Retrieved from
Moore, M. and Kearsley, G. (1996). Distance Education; A System View. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Overview of ICT in Education (2000) retrieved from specific-ict-tools-education.
Oliver, R. Todith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.
Sabrefencer, Q. (2014). Article About Education at a Distance in Wikipedia (R) cc by SA 3.0 @
Use of specific ICT tools in education (2013). Retrieved from
US Department of Educatrion (2010). 21st Century Knowledge and Skills in Educator Preparation. Partnership for 21st century skills.
Young M. F. (i993). Instructional design for situated learning; Educational Technology Research and Development. 41(1) 43-48.
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186