Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Use of Information Communication Technology for Effective Teacher Education
Author(s): Meena Kumari, Dinesh Chahal
Abstract: Government of India in its National Policy on Education 1986, and modified in 1992, stressed upon employing educational technology to improve the quality of teaching learning process. The significant role of information communication technology (ICT) in school education has been highlighted in the National curriculum framework 2005 (NCF). According to a United Nations report (1999). Today’s technologies are essential tools for teaching and learning. A variety of ICT can facilitate not only delivery of instruction but also learning process itself. The use of ICT’s as presentation tools (through overhead projector, LCD projects, T.V., Electronic white boards, guided web tours, where students simultaneously view the same resources on computer screens) is seen to be of mixed effectiveness. Today the use of ICT has caused substantial changes in teacher education because presentation of information changes learners’ perception and understanding of the world, the vast distribution and easy access of information has changed relationships between educators and learners; and the flexibility of spatial and temporal dimensions in the cyberspace changes human beings’ learning life. ICT can be used in many ways in classroom. ICT which can be adopted in classroom situations as integrated approach, enhancement approach,, complementary approach. To cope up with the changing educational scenario, teachers and teacher educators have to adopt ICT and even to tame it for maximum output.