Doe some of these surprise you???? The one that I recognize in the classroom and at home is busy with extra curricular activities. What does this mean for the classroom?
Does this surprise you? Notice how little reading this generation does. Look into your own house, do these figure ring home?
If you can bring these characteristics in the classroom, it will increase learning. You might try and reorganize one assignment and then monitor the results.
It can include any electronic information and communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer, and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing. Such technologies can be used for educational purposes, namely to support and improve the learning of students and to develop learning environments.
Does this look familiar? Educators in their infinite wisdom decided that this should be what the classroom of the future looks like. Does this type of classroom work? What are the problems?
KE Goa 2013 - Bringing Quality and Promoting Inclusiveness in Education to Meet Student Aspirations - Prof Manoj Kumar Arora, Director, PEC University...
Use of Technology to Boost
Teaching and Learning: Are
Manoj K. Arora
Director, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
(Formerly Punjab Engineering College)
On lien from IIT Roorkee, Rorokee
To lay foundation for Lifelong learning
To blend ‘old’ with ‘new’
To encourage collaborative learning
To use all available technology
Who are our students?
The Net Generation…
Born in or after 1982
Like group activity
Focused on grades and performance
Busy with extracurricular activities
Respectful of social conventions and
Fascination for new technologies
Howe & Strauss, 2003
By the age of 21,
The average person will have spent….
10,000 hours video games
20,000 hours TV
10,000 hours on a cell phone
Under 5,000 hours reading
So, we have here Hypertext minds!!!!
Read visual images
Fast response time
Now, compare yourself as a teacher….
Have you turned “remembering” over to a
Are you connected? (Internet, cell phone)
Do you engage in more than one activity at a
Do you play computer or video games?
Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) – A solution?
The combination of information technology
with other related technologies, specifically
(Definition given by ICT in Education – A Curriculum for Schools and
Programme of Teacher Development, UNESCO, 2002)
Three Components of ICT
Equipment of networking
Intranet, Internet: communication cooperation
Institutional Level e-governance
Mobile Technology (for Admin & Academic)
Learning Management System
Learning Resources Development Centre
Integrated Language Laboratory
Open Educational resources Repository
Faculty Training Centre in ICT
ICT in Higher Education
Developing course material
Delivering and sharing content
Communication between learners, teachers and outside world
Creation and delivery of presentations and lectures
To find information
To find out about research centres
To communicate with other researchers
To share ideas and new development with other fellows
To keep students records
Course syllabus/outline - WEB
Course schedule and room allocations - WEB
Reading lists - WEB
Assignments (and group assignments) - WEB
Correspondence - Email, newsgroups
Bulletin boards for announcements - WEB, newsgroups
Course evaluations - WEB forms, MCQs
Lecture support notes - WEB
Library/internet searching - WEB
Bibliographic databases - WEB, CDs/DVDs
Online journals - WEB, CDs/DVDs
Internet resources - WEB
Productivity tools (Word, email, etc.) - network, local
Past papers/MCQs - WEB, network, disk
Electronic discussions - Email, conferencing, news, WEB
Student publishing - conferencing, WEB
Group work tools - WEB
Tutor supervision - Email, discussion groups
FAQs - WEB
Building an ICT Culture
Develop knowledge & skills
Understand learning and its need
Create learning opportunities
Create Learning environment
Provide ICT infrastructure
Resources for lifelong learning
National Knowledge Network
To connect all the knowledge and research institutions
(1500+) in the country
National Mission on Education through ICT
National Programme on Technical Education and
NITTTR Chandigarh Technology Enabled Learning
Lack of qualified and experience ICT literate people
Lack of affordable ICT tools
Lack of power especially in the remote areas
Lack of reliable communication networks
Inadequate ICT skills among educators
Insufficient ICT resources
Curriculum are not ICT based
Lack of Management support
Lack of Technical support
Lack of attitude of educators towards ICT
As a Teacher, my Last Words are..
Think pedagogy first, technology second.
Don't do things through technology that are better done faceto-face.
Do use technology to "think out of the box".
Think learner-driven, not teacher-oriented.
Use technology that's within reach of all students and
Choose approaches that promote active learning.
Whenever possible, use interactivity & multimedia to engage
Keep the interface simple and consistent.
Provide remote access to materials when possible.
Use technology to help integrate teaching and research.