Strategies For Use Of Ict In Edn Ictes 2004

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  • 1. STRATEGIES FOR USE OF ICT IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Dr Baharul Islam Chairman, Technology Promotion Council, Govt of Assam (India) / Development Information Services Division UN ECA, Addis Ababa
  • 2. Outline
    • ICT in Education: Emerging Scenario
    • The Challenge for Developing Countries
    • Knowledge Networking
    • ICT Strategies (Mission) for Education
    • Initiating the Uninitiated
    • Leadership for ICT: Paradigm Shift
    • Epilogue
  • 3. ICT in Edn: Emerging Scenario
    • Acceptance of ICT
    • Convergence of technologies
    • March 2000: C 276 million persons Growth Rate: 150,000 users per day
    • 220 million devices linked to the Web Growth Rate: 200,000 machines /day
    • 1.5 billion web pages Growth Rate: 2 million pages per day
  • 4. The Challenge
    • Availability of ICT facilities to the average students
      • in higher education
      • in remote locations
    • Gross underutilization
    • Equitable use across streams
    • Connecting remote institutions through easy, reliable and user-friendly ICT applications
  • 5. Knowledge Networking
    • a network of internet-based information and knowledge resources and services
    • a web of virtual libraries and knowledge exchanges
    • a “gateway of gateways” for information sources on special educational concerns
    • a platform and hub for the exchange of knowledge and information among researchers and educational policy makers
  • 6. ICT Strategies for Education
    • Providing access to electronic resources
    • Web-based access to educational policy documents, bibliographic databases, general information, details of faculty / expertise
    • Capacity building exercise on use of integrated virtual library services
    • Promoting regional cooperation on virtual education system development; and
    • Facilitating R&D in both ICT infrastructure for education and virtual universities.
  • 7. Initiating the Uninitiated
    • Orientation and increasing the access of staff and students in all institutions to available information and knowledge resources on a broad based time-sharing basis;
    • Institutional capacity building activities to increase the use of ICT among staff and students;
    • Advocacy with libraries, users and researchers in general.
  • 8. Leadership for ICT: Paradigm Shift
    • Right of universal access to ICT facilities in the campus as an important component of the services provided by institutions.
    • ICT Task Force to bring together departmental, sectoral and multilateral industry-institute partnership initiatives and to optimally use the ICT Infrastructure without being concentrated in the hands of a few tech-savvy staff.
  • 9. Epilogue
    • Lack of prior knowledge and expertise in technology is no longer an obstacle
    • The decreasing cost of equipment
    • ICT infrastructure/ Connectivity is growing due to the national policies
    • Growing presence of information and other contents on the web
    • ICT in education not a threat from the Internet to the traditional communication media.
  • 10. “… knowledge moves in two directions, and the wisdom, colour, joy and warmth of the south can also be beamed at the speed of light to the rest of the world…” President Abdoulage Wade of Senegal Mob: 09-403722 Email: islamb@un.org