KNU Workshop #09: Information Technology and its impact on Education
10 months ago
Presented by: Dr. Viju Prakash
The combination of education and technology has been considered the main key to human progress. Education feeds technology which in turn forms the basis of education. It is therefore evident that information technology has affected changes to the methods, purpose and perceived potential of education.
Information Technology and the purpose of education
While education in the past has been centred on teaching and learning, information technology has affected changes to the aims of education, therefore now education is increasingly perceived as the process of creating, preserving, integrating, transmitting and applying knowledge. The perceptions of knowledge itself have also changed whereas knowledge could once have been perceived as unchanging, it should now be perceived as “revisionary, creative, personal and pluralistic”. The future of education is not predetermined by modern information technology, but rather that this “future will hinge prominently on how we construct (and construe) the place of technology” in the education process. We are moving from “just-in-case” education to “just-for-you” education” where education is targeted to meet the needs of individual students.
Information Technology and the potential of education
Information technology frees education institutions from the constraints of space and time, and enables the delivery of education services anywhere, anytime. Therefore, we can foresee a future where physical libraries would be replaced by digital libraries available to anyone; and that scholars could cease to be located around a geographical focus and will probably become increasingly “located” around a specialisation, but physically located anywhere in the world. We could also imagine a day when modern technology will enable students in a given location to access the best of teachers in a given field and to interact with them, whether “live” or via video.
At the end of our workshop you will be engaged and learn;
What is Information Technology?
How can education be improved by using Information Technology?
How Information Technology has made group studies and Assignments much easier?
IT and its impact on e-learning into academics.
How Information Technology makes research explore into a multidimensional perspective?
The tasks for participants in computer science lab-1:
Use of Edmodo application in your subject.
Method to download free e-books, powerpoint slides, articles and documents freely from different websites.
Procedure to use different Google tools to give interesting presentations in your class.
Participation in the workshop is open to all our members of staff, students and external guests with interest in this topic. Your attendance will be highly appreciated. Lets enjoy a relaxing session and learn something together.