Frontlist | Online course on value of ICT in education
Centre for Continuing Education, Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), on Monday inaugurated a five-day AICTE-ATAL Academy Sponsored Online Faculty Development Programme (eFDP) on ‘Information and Communication Technology in Education (ICTs)’.
Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi, director, NITJ, inaugurated the online course. This online FDP is being coordinated by Dr SK Mishra (Registrar, NITJ), Dr Mohit Tyagi and Dr Dilbagh Panchal. Prof RK Garg (dean, Faculty Affair) and Prof Anish Sachdeva (dean, Student Welfare) were also present during the inaugural ceremony of this course. The event is based on the theme of ‘educational technology management’ role in imparting the basic knowledge and skills acquired to assist users in their daily lives.
Dr SK Mishra, coordinator of the FDP, welcomed all the participants and shared his word about the importance of this programme. In his briefing, he told that organisational learning to manage technology with internal and external sources and compete in complex and technological environment to reach a critical point in obtaining knowledge. He said that one way to obtain this knowledge is to focus on the essentials of management of technology education.
He also said that management of technology education covers strategic management, project management, new product management, innovation management, entrepreneurship and information management, etc. He told that this programme is a way to devise, catalyse, support and sustain ICTs enabled activities and processes in order to improve access, quality and efficiency in the education system.
Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi, director NITJ, focused over the role and applications of technology that has impacted every facet of daily lives over the last few years specially during Covid -19 pandemic — from personal to school, college, university systems and the ways in which we learn something new every day. In his address he said that application of ICTs in education has major role in development of educational technology. He further added that since the present day ICTs have all the strengths of erstwhile education technology, which has renamed itself as ICT.
Source: The Tribune