International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(December 2018)

Importance of ICT in Learning

Authors: Dr. Mahesh Prasad Tripathi

Pages: 52-55


“One of the many challenges facing developing countries in 21st century, i. e. the Century of Knowledge Explosion, is that of preparing their societies for globalization & to cope up with the Information and Communication Technology(ICT) to transform present society into Knowledge Society. Our Governments, Policy-makers, Educationists, Non-Government Organizations and academia are concerned with the need to make their societies competitive due to the emergence of Information and Communication Technology. Globalization and innovations in technology have led to an increased use of ICT in all sectors including education. Uses of ICTin education are widespread and are continually growing globally. The report of the UNESCO International Symposium, 2017 on “Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)” emphasized the integration of ICTfor teaching- learning, research and extension. The integration of ICTinto classroom poses a challenge to teachers, planners, thinkers and administrators. This study aimed at finding out the factors influencing the use of ICTto make teaching- learning effective, lovable and identifying the innovations that ICThas brought into teaching-learning process. ICT can be used to support teaching and learning as well as research activities including collaborative and blended learning. ICT has introduced a new method and strategy of learning called E-learning (Electronic learning) where learners study while they are at home or work place without going to the school (Any Where, Any Time Education). This makes many workers or employees to enroll, update and upgrade themselves easily. It is believed that ICTcan empower policy makers, thinkers, teachers and learners, making significant contributions to teaching and learning. The effectiveness of ICT in education has been felt that introduction of ICT adequately is highly effective in learners’learning, performance and achievement. Studies have shown that advanced schools use ICT in teaching and learning process with intention for innovations and inventions. The use of ICTenhances skills related to teaching and learning; and enriches complete, updated and authentic knowledge. More researches need to be conducted to understand the links between ICT and achievement, development, teaching and learning. This paper summarizes some key research findings to help educational planners to identify relevant e-Learning benefits and make judicious decisions to develop e-Learning strategies.”