Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Higher EducationJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Authors : N. Ravichandran;
Page : 1153-1157
Keywords : Information communication Technology; higher education; teaching; learning environment; research;
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Higher Education Dr. N. Ravichandran, MA, M. Phil, PhD Academician Indian Maritime University, Visakhapatnam The application of ICT in higher education has grown steadily in the past decade in both developing and developed countries although there are wide variations in the usage between countries and the regions. ICT is believed to specifically strengthen higher education systems. The increasing information and communication technologies has brought changes of teaching and learning at various levels of higher education systems leading to quality enhancements in the century. The adoption and use of ICTs in higher education have a positive impact on learning, research and teaching. In addition to learning and teaching process, ICT also provides the facility of e-learning. ICT increases the flexibility of delivery of education, so that learners can access knowledge at any time and from anywhere. It was observed from the research findings that, the students are very enthusiastic and receptive about the new mode of teaching based on ICT. Information and communication technology has become an integral part of todays teaching and learning process. This paper attempts to study the advantages and conveniences of applying in align with e-learning in higher education and teaching in universities. In this paper facts and figures obtained from various sources were used. Countries across the world are using ICT in facilitating information dissemination and communication in all areas of education and training. Effective use of technology can motivate students, make our classes more dynamic and interesting, and renew teacher enthusiasm as they learn new skills and techniques. Technology is also helping the students to understand any concepts clearly. The use of ICT will not only enhance learning environment but also prepare next generation for future lives and careers. Effective use of technology can motivate the students, make our classes more dynamic and interesting and renew teacher enthusiasm as they learn new skills and techniques. Needless to say that library professional have shown a positive attitude towards the use of ICT applications and library automation, majority expressed the need for appropriate training to make use of ICT tools. Most of the students in higher education have own their laptop and search different sources of online for information and learning about a topic in which they have interest. Key Words: Information communication Technology, higher education, teaching, learning environment, research.
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