American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Appreciation of Computer Knowledge in the Teaching and Learning of Islamic Studies in Nigeria
Salako Taofiki Ajani, Bhasah Abu Bakar, Harison Mohd Sidek

Islamic Studies is perceived by many Nigerians to be a religious course, which should centre on the worship of God and Spirituality. It is viewed as a subject that has nothing to do with the mundane world. Their perception makes them to believe that it cannot be taught or learnt using modern technological advancement. The luke- warm attitude which those in Islamic Studies put to computer knowledge and the fact that no computer course is included in Islamic studies curriculum from primary to the university level of education at this age prompted us to choose the topic. Attempt was made to examine the concept of computer knowledge, key components of computer, basic rudiments of computer knowledge, importance of computer education and search engines used in browsing the internet. These are tools that could facilitate the teaching and learning of Islamic Studies and take it beyond the realm of spirituality.

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