ICT-An Aid for Better Education

Pranjal Mathur
Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology (ACSIT)   unpublished
Information and communication technologies (ICTs)-which include radio and television, as well as newer digital technologies such as computers and the Internet-have been touted as potentially powerful enabling tools for educational change and reform. When used appropriately, different ICTs are said to help expand access to education, strengthen the relevance of education to the increasingly digital workplace, and raise educational quality by, among others, helping make teaching and learning into
more » ... an engaging, active process connected to real life. The role of ICT can be seen in all the levels of education starting from very basic primary education to the higher level of education including research. Role of ICT can be appreciated at various levels like in enhancing teaching and learning process, enhancing the quality and accessibility of education and thus increasing the motivation to learn. However, effectiveness, cost, equity, and sustainability are four broad intertwined issues which must be addressed when considering the overall impact of the use of ICTs in education. In addition, the key challenges of ICTs integration into education systems are related to planning, infrastructure, learning content, capacity building and financing.