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Paper w78-2005-a10-4-oyediran:
Awareness and Adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry Educators in Nigeria

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Awareness and Adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry Educators in Nigeria

Abstract:The adoption of the ICT in the construction industry has been very slow for Information and Scientifically Underdeveloped Nations (ISUNs), as compared to the wonders of ICT in business and the construction procurement process in the Information and Scientifically Developed Nations (ISDNs). This study set to gather and analyze baseline information about awareness and adoption of ICT in the AEC industry educators in Nigeria. In a stratified sampling survey design research using Nigeria educational institutions offering construction education, it was discovered among others, that majority of the educators are on either stage three or four of IT adoption, with proficiency in word processing packages and at lower level of proficiency on other industry specific packages. The study observed the quest by the younger cadre of educators to acquire training informally. It was recommended that a programme of training the educators through a centrally pooled ICT centre might provide the necessary ICT capacity base for the AEC industry.

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