Role Of Information And Communication Technology In Modern Education

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PERSPECTIVES OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOILOGY IN MODERN EDUCATION DR.R.ANNADURAU R.AZHAGU GANESAN Director i/c, Research Scholar, Centre for Educational Research, Centre for Educational Research Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625 021. Madurai-625 021. Information and Communication Technology has permeated in every walk of life affecting the technology fields such as launching satellites, managing businesses across the globe and also enabling social networking. The convergence of computer, communication and content technologies, being known as ICT, have attracted attention of academia, business, government and communities to use it for innovative profitable propositions. Year by year it is becoming simpler to use devices such as desktop palm top, ipad etc.21st century is characterized with the emergence of knowledge based society wherein ICT plays a pivotal role. The National curriculum framework 2005 (NCF 2005) has also highlighted the importance of ICT in school education. With this backdrop, major paradigm shift is imperative in education characterized by imparting instructions, collaborative learning, multidisciplinary problem-solving and promoting critical thinking skills. Government of India has announced 2010-2020 as the decade of innovation. Reasoning and Critical thinking skills are necessary for innovation. Foundation of these skills is laid at school level.

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