educational technology

The journey of Information and Communication Technology in Indian school education started through National Policy on Education in India in the year 1984-1986, modified in 1992, stressing the need to include technology in school education to improve the quality of education. This policy led to two central schemes for ICT and Education in 2004, revised in 2010, focusing mostly on computer literacy and Computer Aided Learning.

The character of education is changing rapidly. The demand for education has substantially increased because of the successful expansion of education across the world. The whole world is inter connected with a very thin but strong line of education. But if we flip the pages of our history we will trace the beginning of Globalization of education in the travel of students abroad since the middle of the twentieth century.

The other day I had a wonderful interaction with children to whom life had deprived everything and yet were attending “school”. I was learning that they have to work harder in “reconciling” what the education tends to teach and the “harsh realities” they witness each day in their own homes and surroundings. For them education is also about helping them break away from their past (and present) and usher a better future while delicately not letting their innocence fade away in knowing those harsher truths.

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