Catch’tm Young IT Literates Dheeraj Mehrotra (National Awardee) Head, TQM in Education, City Montessori School & Degree College, Lucknow, INDIA www.computerscienceexpertise.com http://dheerajmehrotra.tripod.com
Schools and Colleges have an extra responsibility today to conduct the novel phenomenon for developing the pace of learning today with inception of Information Technology as the means of Education as the best and the ultimate substitute.
No wonder, if we call an IT illiterate as completely illiterate shall not be a bad idea. The debate is on to bounce this festive IT Mantra to the adults and to the Senior Retired lot who take it as a moral substitute to their livelihood.
Ignorance about computers will rather render people functionally illiterate as does ignorance of reading, writing and arithmetic. ? ? ? ?
Any country’s social and economic well-being depends entirely on how well equipped its people are for a literacy-intensive technology in order to promote overall quality oriented academic excellence. 100% IT Literacy, the need of the HOUR.
The great dependence today from ATMs’ to INTERNET for information and TICKETING the masses have no substitute but to be IT friendly ultimately. Hence Quality Education Through IT is at its behest to promote the culture of Quality of Work Life habitually in custom. No wonder, no matter what may be the implementation cost of the infrastructure, it is bound to promote the artistic and working attitude of the masses in a big way.
No wonder you tell a child to write an essay as homework, he/she is bound to download the content to present before you the next day, making you baffle to the interest of the many others lying in the queue.
One must pay as much attention to highlighting good content as to restricting banned content. Remember that overzealous watchdog policies may inhibit Internet opportunities for students, whose only access to the Internet is through school.
Take the example of the many parents who take a balanced approach to the Internet. Both at home and at school, set rules and limits on Internet use, but also guide their children to good Internet contents.
The children use just as much paper as they did before computers became a classroom standard. Hence one has to keep in mind that writing with a pencil involves an equally important set of skills as typing on a keyboard.
Exposure to the Internet can help preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades master literacy and other cognitive skills and also can spur integration of these skills early in their development.
Parents and school leaders who look for online opportunities for younger children can be guides to engaging, age-appropriate content
Educators and parents have been quite concerned over the years about possible negative effects of computer and Internet on children's desire to interact with others. Unlike television, however, the more interactive, child-controlled nature of some computer software can be conductive to sharing, taking turns and playing games together.
The ultimate is Quality Culture and the Happening things to happen. It counts in a big way to promote the very cause of darkness out of the old traditions. It is very easily encapsulated into the minds of the workforce, the users, the public opinion and to the masses.
IT has paved as the mantra for SURVIVAL, the capsules for QUALITY CULTURE, the tablet for PROSPERITY at large. Pressing it with the opinion of the masses is the fact that it is a REALITY in practice. The boom of technology is bound to promote and enhance the image of Quality in Education and the SOCIETY in a big way
Thinking of SOCIETY, aiming a future, working for…. Without IT has become a JOKE of the day. Kudos’ to the necessity … the ultima of choice in action….by Chance and not by choice. IT is there is stay and mandatory to breathe into……
Let us make Compulsory IT Education as the International Agenda of Public Opinion to be common for all towards the Prosperity of the Nations, further.
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