LASU Pioneers Technology for Enhanced Learning

The Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello xplained that this integration enables students to attend lectures anywhere on campus without the need to be in overcrowded classrooms for courses with a high student count. The vice-chancellor pointed out that there have been arguments that technology is distancing man from common humanity, leading to increased isolation, erosion of privacy, and hindering his capacity for genuine empathy.

LASU Pioneers Technology for Enhanced Learning

Lagos State University (LASU), has integrated technology into its teaching methods by implementing a hybrid approach for general courses.

This was revealed by the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, during LASU’s 27th Convocation Lecture on Tuesday. The theme of the convocation lecture was: “Embracing the Future: Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Humanity”.

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She explained that this integration enables students to attend lectures anywhere on campus without the need to be in overcrowded classrooms for courses with a high student count. "We also utilize technology to administer virtual examinations, which has garnered praise from various quarters, including recognition as the most digitally advanced state university in Nigeria at the Nigeria Information Technology Awards.

"These innovations have not resulted in job losses for any staff member nor has any student been disadvantaged in any way; on the contrary, it has enhanced their learning and service delivery experiences. “Technology continues to improve our lives and the ways we communicate, educate our learners, move around and conduct business,” she added.

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The vice-chancellor pointed out that there have been arguments that technology is distancing man from common humanity, leading to increased isolation, erosion of privacy, and hindering his capacity for genuine empathy. "Not everyone agrees with these views, but these concerns need to be addressed. Therefore, it is crucial that we strike a balance between technology and humanity by harnessing the power of technology to enhance our lives and humanity in general,” she stated.

Olatunji-Bello affirmed that LASU is dedicated to leveraging technology to improve service delivery, thereby enhancing the lives of its staff and students.

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In his comments, the chairman of the event, Emeritus Prof. Peter Okebukola, stated: "Humanity and technology intersect due to their impacts on social values, morals, education, and other aspects.

“We are grateful to a former Governor of Lagos State, Dr Babatunde Fashola, for his tenure during which he elevated LASU and increased its budgetary allocation and research innovation,” he remarked.