ERIC Number: ED557165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Capacity-Building and ICT in Higher Education
Shivakumar, G. S.; Manichander, T.
Online Submission, International Journal of Academic Research Reflector v3 n4 p50-54 2014,
Integration of technology in teaching and learning requires changes in attitudes of teachers. There is a need to continually equip teachers with knowledge and skills that will enable them benefit maximally from the use of ICT. There is a need to equip teachers with such skills. However, effective integration of emerging ICTs in traditional education models is impeded by many factors. A key retardation factor relates to the lack of proper ICT competencies on the part of teachers. The need for trained personnel who will implement technology integration in schools is also a key area that policymakers need to pay attention to, and they must do so from the outset. Teachers who successfully complete professional development programs and implement technology-supported teaching and learning innovations should be given public recognition to give them a sense of achievement and encourage them to continue, as well as to encourage others to participate in such programs. As governments in the region embark on large-scale adoption of ICTs in education, it is important to move away from techno centric planning and implementation approaches to models that focus on establishing sound policy and support strategies leading to capacity development and empowerment.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India