ICT @ SCHOOL SCHEME
Shri Nirmal Chandra Mishra
State Project Director
Odisha Madhyamik Shiksha Mission(OMSM)
School & Mass Education Department
Govt. of Odisha.
The rational policy on Education - 1986 as modified in 1992
– stressed the need to employ educational technology to
improve the quality of education.
The policy statement led to two major centrally sponsored
schemes namely (1) Educational Technology(ET) and
Computer Literacy And Study in Schools(CLASS) which
paved the way for a more comprehensive centrally
sponsored scheme i.e. ICT@Schools in 2004
The significant role ICT can play in school education has
also been highlighted in NCF-2005
The literature of ICT policy in School education is inspired
by the tremendous potential of ICT for enhancing outreach
and improving quality of education
WHAT IS ICT
ICT stands for 'Information and Communication Technology'.
This is the term used for the processing,
transmission and storage of information and data
using modern day technology.
ICT@Schools: Begun in India in 2004, the
ICT@Schools scheme primarily aims at catalysing the
process of infusion of Information and Communication
Technologies supported practices, which in turn will
enhance productivity , efficiencies and an equitable
access to education to all and beyond the Computer
The ICT policy in school education giving at preparing youth to
participate creatively in the establishment, sustenance and growth
of a Knowledge Society leading to allround socio-economic
development of the nation and global competitiveness.
ICT policy in school education will endeavour to create
environment to develop a community knowledgeable about ICT
ICT literate community which can deploy, utilize and benefit
from ICT and contribute to nation building
environment of collaboration, cooperation and sharing
conducive to the creation of a demand for optimal utilization of and
optimum returns on the potentials of ICT in education
AIMS OF ICT IN EDUCATION
Can be classified under four headings:
utilitarian aims: It helps the learners become competent and confident users of ICT
who have the necessary openness and flexibility of mind, which able to adjust to future
changes in the technology.
social aims: It encourage the learners to develop the appropriate social skills that are
essential for co-operative and collaborative learning based around ICT and to ensure
equity between all learners by providing appropriate qualitative and quantitative
opportunities to overcome social and learning disadvantages.
cultural aims: It help the learners appreciate the richness of our cultural heritage by
facilitating access to all aspects of our unique culture and help to become cultured
citizens of the modern world by facilitating the discovery and appreciation of the cultural
heritage of various countries around the world.
personal aims. It encourage the learners to develop the appropriate personal skills
that are essential for independent learning based around ICT and integrate themselves
within school and society helps to develop their abilities and interests.
OBJECTIVES OF ICT@SCHOOLS
To establish an teaching and learning ICT environment.
Empower Students with 21st Century Skills
To empower teachers to use technology for effective and
interactive teaching methodology.
Enabling environment include widespread availability of access
devices, internet connectivity and promotion of ICT literacy.
To enable students to acquire skills needed for the digital world for
higher studies and gainful employment.
To provide an effective learning environment for children with
special needs through ICT tools.
Promote critical thinking and analytical skills by developing selflearning skills of the learner leading to student-centric learning.
To promote the use of ICT tools in distance education, including
the employment of audiovisual medium etc.
FEATURES OF ICT IN SCHOOL
Academic Records for the years of the Students.
Examination Result of the Individuals.
Online Student Guide to help him/her the subject
Online Library (E-Library) for reference.
On Line MIS of the School by Integrating.
Students Data Base
Teachers Data Base
ICT Recognized as
A tool for use across the curriculum in separate subjects where
the emphasis is on the development of ICT related skills ,
knowledge , process and attitudes.
A tool for enhancing students learning outcomes within the
existing learning process.
An integral component of broader curricular reforms , which will
change not only how students learn but what they learn.
As integral component of the reforms , which will alter the
organization and structure of schooling itself.
A tool to reduces the digital divide, i.e. the gap between the
technology rich and technology poor , both within and between the
There are three main challenges before integration of ICT in school
Integration of ICT in Pedagogical Practices.
Use of latest technology by the teacher during imparting
Use of ICT in the Classroom for subject teaching.
Use of E-content during covering of Syllabus.
Lesson plan as per available E-content.
Use of ICT for Learning
Access of internet both by the Teachers and Students.
Proper use of resource to find out the solution faced during
ICT has the potential to transform learning in and beyond
It can also in certain circumstances transcend previous
limitations of space and time.
students can access enormous amounts of information
students can work at their own pace
special needs, both remedial and extension, can be offered
during the same lesson
course material can be offered simultaneously in different
students can access quality material irrespective of their
academic courses can be offered asynchronously
students can interact with peers and experts outside the
classroom, town, and/or country
ICT offers a host of different tools to demonstrate learning
suitable for divergent and different intelligences
young students have readily accepted the technology.
ICT can, via multimedia, improve the richness of the
ICT can track a students progress and proficiency at
They allow the teacher to focus on process rather
Diagnostic tools allow the teacher to identify learning
trends and problems
Student work, created electronically, lends itself to
Internet publishing and the creation of student portfolio
THREE TYPES OF LEARNING
Learning about ICT
It refers to ICT skills , not how ICT can support learning.
Learning from ICT
It refers mainly to a behaviorist view of learning.
Learning with ICT
It refers to a constructive view of learning.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the
developments of ICT in various national and
potential uses of
to support learning
awareness of young
peoples new digital
media skills and
for teaching and
learning in schools
Understanding the nature and implications
of differential access to technology for
educational and social inclusion.
NEW ROLES AND ADVANTAGES IN
Students new role as a self learner , team member and
Teachers New role as designer , trainer, collaborator,
team co-ordinator, creator and evaluator of knowledge.
Technology facilitates the updating of educational
It confirms the interaction between the teachers and
Technology provided the chance to teach and learn any
time any where
It removes obstacles.
Technology allows students to have more control over
their won learning , to think analytically and critically and
to work collaboratively.
ICT@SCHOOL IN ODISHA
Vendor has been finalized to implement the ICT project
under BOOT model in 4000 Schools.
Schools has been finalized and implementation started at
OKCL is the nodal agency to implement the project on
behalf of School & Mass Education Deptt. Govt. Of Odisha.
The e-Content for Class IX and Class X has been
developed as per the State Syllabus.
Process of Teachers training has been started.
ICT scheme benefits to :
4000 Govt. and Govt. Aided High Schools
5.59 Lakhs Students
Breakup of Secondary schools
Number of School
Type of School
DISTRICT WISE AND ZONE WISE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS SELECTED FOR
IMPLEMENTATION OF ICT @SCHOOL SCHEME
Name of the District
Proposed no. of
School for ICT
EQUIPMENTS TO BE INSTALLED AT
Sl.No. Name of the Equipments
Shared Computing Device
Integrated Computer Projector
Interactive White Board
Multi Function Printer
On Line UPS
Silent Generator Set