STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SKILLS IN OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Many teaching practices implicitly assume that skill acquisition can be abstracted from the situations in which it is learned. This paper argued that this assumption inevitably limits the effectiveness of such practices. It discussed that although curriculum emphasizes what students should learn, it also recognizes that how its content is taught is equally important. In planning instruction, effective teachers draw on a growing body of research knowledge about the nature of learning and on craft knowledge about teaching that has stood the test of time. Typically, they should consider the special characteristics of the material to be learned, the background of their students, and the conditions under which the teaching and learning are to take place. The paper therefore highlighted the issues of strategies in the teaching of Office Technology and Management information and communication-enriched course content which will enhance students’ ICT skills for effective and efficient use of technological devices. It noted that the utilization of ICT as instructional materials with appropriate strategies will provide recipients with enhanced skills for operation of technology in business offices which will act on the bottom line of business organisations and therefore bring about sustainable development. The paper recommended among others that institutions should encourage collaboration instructional learning to cover the gap of the shortage of facilities in the institution.