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ICT in School Education in India
Posted By iCBSE On July 29, 2010 (12:00 am) In CBSE News
ICT in Education

Information and Communication Technology has permeated in every walk   of life affecting the technology fields such as launching satellites,   managing businesses across the globe and also enabling social   networking. The convergence of computer, communication and content   technologies, being known as ICT, have attracted attention of academia,   business, government and communities to use it for innovative  profitable  propositions. Year by year it is becoming simpler to use  devices such  as desktop palm top, iPod etc.

21st century is characterized with the emergence of   knowledge based society wherein ICT plays a pivotal role. The National   curriculum framework 2005 (NCF 2005) has also highlighted the importance   of ICT in school education. With this backdrop, major paradigm shift  is  imperative in education characterised by imparting instructions,   collaborative learning, multidisciplinary problem-solving and promoting   critical thinking skills.

Government of India has announced 2010-2020 as the decade of   innovation. Reasoning and Critical thinking skills are necessary for   innovation. Foundation of these skills is laid at school level. It is   desirable that affordable ICT tools and techniques should be integrated   into classroom instructions right form primary stage so as to enable   students develop their requisite skills. Most of the tools, techniques   and tutorials are available in Open domain and accessible on web.

Further to circular number 7 dated 22 Feb 2010 wherein the NCERT had   invited responses from teachers involved in the teaching and learning  of  Mathematics at the senior secondary stage to acquire the skills for   using the World Wide Web,the CBSE would like to extend it to all   subjects and all classes.

At Primary and Upper Primary level, focus may be on simple access to   information and trying to compile different views and analyse them to   conclude in one's own way. At the Secondary level, gathering and   structuring of data and computing to arrive at some reports may be taken   up in any subject not necessarily Science and Mathematics. At the   Senior Secondary level, when students are so exposed, they will get   highly motivated to use ICT tools for taking up complex,   multidisciplinary problems such as biochemistry, bioinformatics,   environmental science, forensic science, nanotechnology, business   intelligence etc. This may necessitate computing tools and techniques of   generic nature as well as domain-specific. This is the time when the   students and the teachers together will work in global competitive   environment.

The schools affiliated to the CBSE have been at the forefront of   adopting the most modern innovations and practices to ensure there is a   continuous enhancement in the overall quality of teaching and learning.   The CBSE believes that it must bring the immense benefits of ICT and   computing technology to every classroom across its fraternity of   affiliated schools to improve academic outcomes of learners and to   enhance the productivity of teachers in classrooms. This can be done by   encouraging the use of technology in classroom teaching - e-learning and   instant assessments which shall also go a long way in supporting its  CCE  initiative as well.

CCE in the right spirit entails periodic assessments which are   integrated effectively in the classroom teaching and learning. Infact   all assessments must inform teaching and using technology helps to   create interest among learners as for example a quiz may be done online   as part of formative assessment. Technology can greatly assist teachers   in classrooms to teach difficult and abstract subject matter concepts   effectively if the right digital instruction materials, supporting   technology infrastructure and intensive training is provided to the   teachers to support instruction..

This may require setting up a classroom equipped with LCD projector   and facility for computer mediated instructions. Specifically such   classroom must have:

a.    A projection or display device
b.    An interactive system
c.    Computer with UPS System

Education content mapped to the CBSE curriculum topics covering all   major subjects across all grades may be created gradually by teachers   teaching the content.

As a first step in this direction, all CBSE affiliated schools are   advised to setup atleast one classroom in their schools equipped with   technology to enable usage of digital instruction materials in the   classroom. Teachers wishing to teach a topic with multimedia resources   can take the class to this classroom. Proper advance scheduling may help   teachers in their venture.

Students may be encouraged to form Creative Computing Club to try out   innovative applications without any stress and compulsion. For future,   schools can plan to setup every year more such classrooms by building   capacity among their own teachers to create enriched electronic   resources for each discipline as well as cutting across curricular   areas. Prompt action by schools in this direction.

Article taken from CBSE - http://www.icbse.com
URL to article: http://www.icbse.com/2010/ict-schools-education-india/

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