In a bid to create awareness, share ideas and experiences on the use of ICT in Education amongst key policy and government officials, academia and research industry, IGNOU's Distance Education Programme- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (DEP-SSA) and Intel Corporation & civil society stakeholders organized a consultative session.
While inaugurating a consultative session on the use of ICT in Educational systems and policies at the campus in the capital, Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, VC, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) said, “We all have considered, formulated and implemented national and organizational policies, strategies and action plans relating to ICTs. There are priority issues faced by every one of us in becoming knowledge societies which focus on information and technology. But due to the dynamic environment, the challenges are becoming more acute and intense. This workshop shall explore such opportunities and priorities for deriving optimum benefits from ICTs as developmental tools in education.”
“Given the rapid pace at which the world is changing there is a need for our education systems to empower the next generation of learners to become productive and capable citizens of tomorrow. We are glad to be partnering with IGNOU and other key stakeholders from the central and state governments as well as Academia on this path of Education Transformation,” said Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Director- Corporate Affairs Group, Intel South Asia during the session.
In recognition of the need to assist stakeholders navigate their way through the highly complex area of the Knowledge Society, IGNOU and Intel Corp joined hands to examine thinking and to build knowledge on issues related to the Knowledge Society and its pillars of ICT and Education systems and practices.
The workshop also discussed the specific experiences with ICT in Education systems in different case study countries like Jordan, Singapore and Thailand to benefit in particular from the experiences in India.