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Reinventing & redefining education ICT way

  1. 1. Reinventing & Redefining Education Preparing students for the 21st century through ICT enabled education Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri Basanti Devi College, Kolkata-29
  2. 2. Contents • Definition ICT • Why ICT? • Potential of ICT • Our ICT Infrastructure • What is asked by the NAAC? • Interplay of NAAC Accreditation & CAS Promotion of Teachers • Preparing students for the 21st Century • Traditional Mode of Teaching • Present Socio-cultural-technological milieu • Present Tech Skill of Learners • Present Learning Environment • Need to Rethink, Reinvent & Redefine Education • For a better tomorrow
  3. 3. What is ICT(Information & Communication Technologies)? ICTs Telephone Networks Computer Networks A-V Technology
  4. 4. Why ICTs? • Imbalance in demand-supply (quantity of quality educational opportunities) , leaving no alternative to the use ICTs in education • ICTs become increasingly affordable, accessible, and interactive in revolutionizing educational content and delivery, and in fostering “e- literacy.”
  5. 5. Potential of ICTs in Education
  6. 6. Our ICT Infrastructure Fully Internet & Wi-Fi Connected Central Library, Reading Room, UGC-Network Resource Centre and ICT Teaching- Learning Centre CCTV Surveillance in the Central Library & in the Reading Room 28 Standalones, LAN connected with HP LASER Printer & Scanner Very sophisticated Firewall System for safe browsing 3M shadow less patented super projection system BOSE & Senniheiser Acoustic System High end Cannon Digital Copier 11 Free VPN connectivity from the MHRD & BSNL internet connectivity for internet connection 2 Sophisticated LED Projectors have been added very recently to it for more ICT penetration
  7. 7. What is asked by the NAAC ? • Criterion I: Curricular Aspects 1.1.4. How does the curriculum cater to inclusion/integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the curriculum, for equipping the students to compete in the global employment markets? • Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation 2.3.4. How does the institution ensure that the students have effective learning experiences? (Use of modern teaching aids and tools like computers, audio- visuals multi-media, ICT, CAL , Internet and other information /materials) 2.4.5. How often does the institution organize training programmes for the faculty in the use of? • Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources 4.4.3 How are the faculty facilitated to prepare computer-aided teaching/ learning materials? What are the facilities available in the college for such efforts? • Criterion V: Student Support and Progression 5.2.11. Is there a provision for acquiring computer skills / literacy for all students, in the curriculum? If yes, give details on how it is imparted, and level of proficiency.
  8. 8. Interplay of NAAC Accreditation & CAS Promotion of Teachers • Now let me clear that NAAC accreditation is now mandatory for all HEIs in India as per (Mandatory Assessment and Accreditation of higher Educational Institutions Regulations, 2012) published in the Gazette of India in , JANUARY 19—JANUARY 25, 2013. • This is also connected with CAS promotion scheme of the teachers. The latest format published by the Govt. of WB (Complying UGC Recommendation)( Memo No. ED- 103/2013 Dated, the 18 February 2013) for CAS promotion of teachers of Non-Govt. colleges shows as: • Part B: Academic Performance Indicators (API) • CATEGORY 1: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATIONRELATED ACTIVITIES • (iii) Use of participatory and innovative teaching-learning methodologies; updating of subject content, course improvement etc. • (e) Use of ICT or Computer-aided methods – ppt: 5 • (f) Use of ICT – Multi-media/Simulation etc: 5 /Max 10 • (k) Organizing & cond. of popul. Prog. /Teaching Web-based/E-Library/IT- asst teaching: Workshop/Training - 10 points; Popularization program - 5 points
  9. 9. Are we preparing our students for the 21st Century??? Change is Constant If we do not embrace the change we are bound to become obsolete “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn” (John Cotton Dana)(1856-1929)
  10. 10. Traditional Mode of Teaching content Formulas Research Facts Dates theories Information
  11. 11. Consider present socio-cultural- technological milieu
  12. 12. Present Tech Skills of Learners Tech Skills Sharing Linking Commenting Tagging Paraphrasing Mashing Searching Attributing
  13. 13. Present Learning Environment • Students can find Content Anything Anywhere Anytime Fact is , with the information revolution education has become borderless. It remains no more within the four walls. Teachers are no longer the only source of Knowledge
  14. 14. Need to Rethink , Reinvent & Redefine Education • Teacher need to reinvent the type of content & types of problems we ask in the classroom • Teacher has become more relevant in ICT enabled learning Environment than ever before • Teacher will help how to: • Credible source, validate, synthesize, leverage, communicate & collaborate information • Create, apply, evaluate and publish it • To use reference and awareness about plagiarism & copyright
  15. 15. Contd… • Example: • Students may be asked this type of questions like • Answer the following questions using any resources you wish. You must explain, justify and evaluate your opinion & resources (Answer of this kind of question is nowhere available-online or offline)
  16. 16. “TEACHING IN THE INTERNET AGE MEANS WE MUST TEACH TOMORROW’S SKILLS TODAY.” – JENNIFER FLEMING “ If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow"- John Dewey For a better tomorrow…