Information, Communication and Technology for Education-Some Issues and Concerns: With Reference to Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 11:06
Oral Presentation
Manu GOURAHA, Vikram University, Ujjain, MP, India
Jyoti UPADHYAY, Vikram University, India
Reeling under shortage of teachers at one end and to impart quality education to many, the government of Madhya Pradesh, India has incentivized the use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in education as a tool to reach unreachable students. The ICT employs hardware and software for extending the reach. Mobile, computer and internet are the basic requirements for this system of imparting education. The government of Madhya Padesh distributed mobile phones with internet facility to students to access educational material. Close examination of the policy shows perpetuation of two layers of narrative to explain the effect of ICT on students. At one end students are accessing whole plethora of information which is required for their education and which is the expressed aim of the government. At the other end, students are vulnerable to all the content that are not supposed to be viewed by people at tender age or are increasingly involved in interacting in social media. Study conducted on the students of Ujjain district shows they are thwarting the professed goals of promoting ICT in education. The impact of ICT on students is also seen in terms of behavioural change, wherein students at times become very violent and aggressive even in slightest provocation. The full paper deals in elaborate the issues and the concerns of usage of ICT in education.