Computing revolution and ICT Education in K-12 Schools and Future Perspectives
Information and Communication Technology has permeated in every walk of life affecting the technology fields such as launching satellites, managing businesses across the globe and also enabling social networking. The 21st century is characterized by the emergence of knowledge based society wherein ICT plays a pivotal role. (ICT) in schools has led to a major transformation of the educational landscape.
I remember a time when students and teachers had to make many trips to the library and find the right books for their homework and lesson plans. Now, with various Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the classroom and the computer lab, relevant information is just a click away. Technology has radically modified the way teachers teach and students learn. There is excitement among teachers and students alike to learn computer skills and be techno savvy.
A powerful tool for expanding educational opportunities
ICT provides a platform for innovation
ICT, when used effectively, can provide a platform for innovation in the academic process and bridge the gap caused due to various reasons. At TRIZ k12 platform, we understand that a good ICT solution is based on established learning approaches; it incorporates the perspectives of end users and is organically integrated into the school environment.
Future with endless possibilities
The future of ICT in education is filled with endless possibilities. Comprehensive education and IT policies like CBSE’s recent decision to make digital classrooms compulsory, greater focus on integrating ICT as a field of study into the curriculum, using it as a teaching aid, and entry of many private players in this sector will lead to overall improvement in the quality of education and development of the ICT industry.