EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION (DE)VIA E-LEARNING PLATFORMS BY TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

Okose, Faith Nneka PhD
Keywords: Benefits, distance education, e-learning platforms, tertiary institutions, Nigeria
Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Studies on Contemporary Issues 2020 6(2), 60-69. Published: March 11, 2023


Abstract

This paper discussed the benefits of distance education (de) via e-learning platforms by tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It commences by discussing the meaning and history of distance education, the concept of e-learning, development of e-Learning in Nigerian, Need for distance education in Nigeria, It also discussed the need for Open and Distance Education (ODE) in Nigeria is an important issue for several cogent reasons, The study provides a typical example of distance education as rendered by National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Challenges of e-learning in Nigeria as well as benefits of e-Learning to students in Nigeria Universities. The paper also proffers some solutions on how to maximize the benefits of distance education (de) via e-learning platforms in Nigeria.