Nowadays the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in the education sector plays an important role, especially in the process of empowering the technology into the educational activities. Education sector can be the most effective sector to anticipate and eliminate the negative impact of ICT. Technology in another side can be the most effective way to increase the student’s knowledge.
The use of ICT in education adds value to teaching and learning, by enhancing the effectiveness of learning. It added a dimension to learning that was not previously available. After the inception of ICT in schools, students found learning in a technology enhanced environment more stimulating and engaging than in a traditional classroom environment
Talking about the presence of ICT in Education, educators stretched out their views on the industry. Looking at Pratham report highlighting the challenges in education, ICT has a pivotal role to play in addressing the issue of quality content and quality of teachers. Globally role of ICT has been acknowledged and appreciated. It’s successful once teachers have appreciated. MHRD has already emphasized on the importance of ICT in education and there are some schemes already floated by the government where companies like Smart class have made a huge contribution.
The founder of Kiwami, Ms Mitsuyo Tamai expressed her concern over the effectiveness of ICT on education. She said, “Looking at the present scenario of education, many changes have taken place especially in the teaching-learning to assessment and evaluation. Information and communication technologies are extremely influencing every discipline including Education. It is affecting every aspect of education from teaching-learning to assessment and evaluation. It improves the effectiveness of education. It aids literacy movements. It enhances scope of education by facilitating mobile learning and inclusive education. It facilitates research and scholarly communication. Impact of ICT and its potential for the education field is manifold. A judicious use of ICT technologies together with new functions and roles of education personnel can bring about more efficient and effective teaching learning-process.”
The main concern here is to bridge the differences amongst the students, parents and teachers leading to an effective interaction and a transparency between the three. An equal importance should also be given to promote the culture of learning at school and to support schools in sharing experience and information with others.