ICT in Education – Need of the Hour
January 2011

ICT in Education – Need of the Hour

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ICT in Education – Need of the Hour

ICT enabled education is not only an answer to the growing demands for enrolments in education, but is also in tune with the mindset of the present day students and helps meet the challenges in the growth of knowledge

In this information age, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution has fundamentally changed the way we live now.  But in India, our education system has not changed significantly in the light of the technological advances around the world. The most fundamental cause seems to have been the deep-seated belief that teaching is an art or at best an imperfect science with no role of technology in the design or delivery of instruction. Realisation seems to have dawned on the teaching community that ICT is primarily to empower them and not to replace them.

Realisation seems to have dawned on the teaching community that ICT is primarily to empower them and not to replace them

The concept of cloud computing is crudely analogous to the centralised supply of electricity. Just as centralized supply of electricity is far more efficient and cheaper rather than everyone having their own generator, similarly if all the PCs of the world were taken and gathered in a single place, they would generate enough computing power for the needs of the entire world. This could  obviate the problem of physical access and connectivity. Lastly, the duplication  of content should be avoided. Once content has been developed, it should rather
be standardised in the light of suggestions/ feedback from users and experts.\\

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