ICT

This article discusses the evolution of Educational Technology in India, its success and failures with respect to time, state's policies and state's implementation strategies. It analyses the reasons behind various ups and downs Indian Education System has gone through in its journey towards a better model of ICT in Education. 

Interlinkages between Education and Technology

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.

Recent reports from different parts of the world show that computer / IT supported learning programmes are not yielding the learning improvements expected. 
 
So why is this happening?

Secondary stage is a period of transition when the individual changes from a child to an adult rapidly - physically and psychologically. Secondary students are encountering physical, social, emotional, and intellectual changes in their lives. It is at this time that students need a new approach, like the flipped classroom, to be brought in by the teachers into the classroom.

“Tech Space” has articles dealing with math software and its use in mathematics teaching. how such software may be used for mathematical exploration, visualization and data analysis, and how it may be incorporated into classroom transactions. It features software for computer algebra, dynamic geometry, spreadsheets, and so on. 

In this age of information, can us teachers afford to remain untouched by technology? Whether we like it or not because our students are born into the age of multimedia, if we have to ensure a meaningful teaching-learning process, it is imperative that even teachers learn to incorporate ICT into their teaching styles and make learning more interactive and innovative, the way it will appeal to this generation.

How different is information and communication technology (ICT) from IT? How does incorporating ICT in everyday lessons help our children learn? And why is it so important?

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