Scope of Information and communication technology ( ICT ) in education


Scope of Information and communication technology ( ICT ), Importance and Application of ICT.

ICT has caused a complete paradigm shift in the field of education and holds the potential to revolutionize the education process.

Teaching-learning processInformation and communication technology ( ICT ) has side-lined the traditional methods of teaching.

  1. Teaching aids – New teachings aids such as PowerPoint slideshows, videos, graphics and flowcharts, etc are made available.
  2. Improvement in quality of education – Information and communication technology ( ICT ) helps in better retention and improved learning.
  3. Self-learning – Students can use various Information and communication technology ( ICT ) based learning strategies such as Programmed learning , Computer Aided Instruction, distance learning, project based learning, simulation, etc.
  4. Reinforcement – Continuous Drill and Practice is possible as Information and communication technology ( ICT ) tools do not get tired of repetition.
  5. Individualized teaching Teachers can modify programs and instruction to suit individual needs.
  6. Effective teaching – Information and communication technology ( ICT ) makes teaching-learning more enjoyable, interesting and effective.
  7. Co curricular activities – Can be used in science laboratories, art and craft, language laboratories, vocational training, etc.
Research
  1. There is abundant information available on the Internet on Websites, E-libraries and e-forms have facilitated the research field.
  2. Review of related literature, education journals, and references are also available.
Publications
  1. Newspapers – Information and communication technology ( ICT ) is used extensively in the print media. Newspapers are also available online.
  2. Websites – Students can publish their own Websites.
  3. Blogs – Information and communication technology ( ICT ) helps to set up blogs for logging and diary purposes.
  4. Wikipedia – Information can be shared, edited, viewed.
  5. Forums – Exchanging data and discussions and meeting with experts.
Administration
  1. Information and communication technology ( ICT ) has simplified the administrative process such as admissions.
  2. Helps in storing records of staff and students, circulating notices via emails, salary records, payment slips, etc.
  3. Educational institutes can move towards paperless offices.
  4. Progress reports can be stored.
  5. Finance and Accounting can be carried out easily.
  6. Can be used for Library and book-keeping.
  7. Used for quick and easy real-time correspondence. Telephone, email, online conferencing.
  8. Preparation of time-table.
  9. Interaction of Alumni.
Evaluation
  1. Different types of formative and summative tools, graphs, statistical interpretations can be made.
  2. ICT helps to easily prepare question papers, questions banks.
  3. Immediate recording and marking and feedback of students’ performance.
  4. Printing report cards and progress cards.
  5. Students can revise and practice for tests.
Skills and Qualities of an ICT Teacher –

Skill and Quality.

 • Skill is an ability to perform a particular task.

 • Quality is personality traits which reflects in behaviour.

Skills for ICT Teacher
  1. Handling of Hardware
  2. Operations of Software
  3. Connectivity of machines
  4. Observant of netiquettes
  5. Use of secondary storage devices
  6. Demonstration
  7. Fault finding and Problem solving
  8. Convincing power
Qualities of ICT teacher
  1. Technosavveyness
  2. Update knowledge
  3. Lifelong learning
  4. Awareness about legal and ethical issues
  5. Awareness of threats
  6. Patience
  7. Logical thinking
  8. Experimental
  9. Adaptive and adjustment
  10. Liberal
  11. Self control
  12. Commitment

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