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Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

EXPLORING NEWER TECHNOLOGIES IN DISTANCE LEARNING

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Author(s): Dr. Ram Mehar

Journal: International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies
ISSN 2231-5268

Volume: 11;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 130;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Print Technology | Web Technology | Audio

ABSTRACT
Education plays significant role in shaping the life of anindividual and building a knowledge society. Disseminatingknowledge among masses is major concern for teachers andpolicy makers over the years. It is particularly a challenge whenit comes to the distance mode of education. Trained teachershelps in better management of education and delivery ofknowledge. Teacher training programs aimed at skilldevelopment, curriculum transaction, evaluation, behaviormodification through regular feedback. Teacher training programare concerned with development of the skill of humanmanagement, content delivery and evaluation of achievement ofcurriculum objectives. The technology helps teachers in utilizingmodern accessories in their teachings to inculcate suitable skillsand competencies among the students. Educational technologyhas changed the curriculum transaction drastically with theapplication of modern day gadgets and e- resources. Technologycan motivate the students by gaining their attention andsupporting their manual operations during high level learning.Technology can illustrate real world relevance through high levellearning and engaging students through productive work.Educational technology can have software which supportsinstruction, production and administration. Technology can helpstudents learn and sharpen their informational skills. Theapplication of technology has many issues to ponder over such associetal, educational, cultural, equity, legal and ethical. Newtechnology offers many opportunities and challenges before theteacher and the learner. It assists in building flexible learningenvironment, adaptable assessment option and supports peoplewith disabilities to harness their skill and utilize their talent.Recent advancements in the technology and easy availability ofgadgets have offered abundant opportunities to utilize them in thedistance environment.

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