Prof. V N Rajashekhar Pillai
Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University
Technology has the power of revolutionising learning in classrooms. Schools are now absorbing the myriad technological advances made in the teaching-learning fields. Higher education sector has seen the expansive use of Technology Enhanced Learning, making information and knowledge dissemination accessible to the huge student populace. eGyankosh is IGNOU's digital repository of leaning programmes and content for the learning community. Vocational and technical skills, powered through technology, has tremendous potential and has made a grand entry into the Indian skills training segment.
Several civil society organisations have experimented with low-cost technology, which have helped in drawing school dropouts back to school, enabled girl child education and made the process of non-formal education invigorating and exciting.
Today we are at the throes of technology powered development, with India having built up valuable brand equity in the IT global markets. With such phenomenal growth and expansion of technology and resources, the need of the hour is to bring the education community closer to the available tech-resources, make the community digitally aware and provide them with a handy resource book for all their requirements.
The ICT in Education Resource Guide is one step towards bringing technology closer to the education community. I congratulate digital LEARNING for their efforts in bringing out this Resource Guide specifically for the education community. With technological innovations scaling new heights, a reference resource book will prove to be valuable and informative for all seeking support and assistance in gathering information on the same. Technologically integrated education is the future course of action for all in the education sector, and we at IGNOU will find the Resource Guide tremendously useful. I propose digital LEARNING to come up with many more of these innovative ideas for the benefit of the education community. All the Best!