Role of Information Technology in Education in India

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

Editors: Dr. Mack Shelley, Dr. Mustafa Pehlivan


Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

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Role of Information Technology in Education in India

Chapter Authors: Sangappa S. Rampure

Abstract: The focus of this paper is to examine the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in higher education in India. The emergence of ICT has fundamentally changed the practices of not only business and governance but education as well. While the world is moving rapidly towards digital media, the role of ICT in education has become increasingly important. There has been an unprecedented growth in the use of ICTs in teaching, research and extension activities. The sudden boom in Information Technology has transformed the way how knowledge is disseminated today. One of the changes it has brought about is the way how teachers interact and communicate with the students and vice-versa. Given the fact that higher education in India is plagued by the challenges of inadequate technology access and inequity coupled with economic considerations and technological know-how, it remains to be seen how Information and Communication Technology can actually burgeon the students and how it can foster change in this aspect. Moreover, this paper explores the emancipatory and transformative potentials of ICT in higher education in India. Finally, this paper assesses how Information Technology has facilitated the growth in interactive learning and what has been its impact in the higher educational scenario in the country.

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