Integration of ICT Component in Teacher Educational Institutions: An unavoidable Step towards Transforming the Quality of present Teacher Education System
ICT provides an enjoyable environment for both the teacher as well as learner. This shift develops a creative and interactive environment for both. Therefore it is imperative that teachers should be competent enough to use ICT effectively in the classroom situation. Hence, it is important and need of the time for teachers to have practice and learning in ICT during their pre-service experience. While the curricula and teaching methods are important, it is necessary to know how one could
... w one could implement ICT in the curriculum. The present paper discusses the significance and need of ICT in teacher education and how effectively it could be implemented in the present teacher education curriculum. This paper also explains the need and importance of ICT and training in ICT skills at the teacher education level. Highlighting the current status of ICTs in India, the present research paper illustrates that how ICT integration in teacher education is able to improve and transform the quality of present teacher education system. ABSTRACT In the modern era, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming part and parcel of the educational system. ICT has not only became a medium of teaching and learning, but also an assisting tool for making assignments, collecting data and documentation, communicating and conducting research. ICT brings changes in the pedagogy of academic transaction. ICT is also useful for organizing and managing schools.