Digital literacy

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Welcome to the ICT Portal

Historically, human beings have used different ways of organizing and presenting information, and for communication. Language, script, print, mass media such as radio and television have been important information and communication technologies (ICT). Whenever a new ICT is introduced, we see significant changes not only to education and knowledge processes, but also to larger socio-cultural, political and economic structures and processes.. What makes the current ICT different is their digital nature. With information creation, access, processing and sharing becoming quicker and simpler, society is now being shaped these processes, so much so that, the term Information Society is used to describe society today. Development of digital literacy skills is required for all, to navigate this ‘information society’. Teachers, student teachers and teacher educators need to be able to use ICTs for their professional development, through self learning, peer learning, in digital resources creation and in teaching-learning. They must develop a critical understanding of the larger positive and negative implications of the design and adoption of ICTs in society. This portal has resources for ICT learning.

Featured tool - Turtle Blocks

The digital world is full of offerings, software applications, web tools, digital resources and is open to teachers and students to dive into it and learn. We will feature here different applications and tools that could be used by teachers.

Turtle Blocks, is an activity with a Logo-inspired graphical "turtle" that draws colorful art based on snap-together visual programming elements. We can use this to develop visualiation, logical reasoning and algorithmic sense in students by performing various operations with the Turtle. More information can be found here. A 5-week course on Turtle Art can be found here.

ICT Curriculum and syllabus

Participating in today's information society requires the development of new skills as well as an understanding of how these processes are affecting society.

  1. The National ICT Curriculum, developed by CIET, NCERT, is a response to this requirement.
  2. An ICT textbook has been developed by the state of Telangana based on this curriculum. An accompanying teacher handbook is also available.

Recent developments in technology in education

Integrating Wikis into Open and Distance Learning paper explores how a free and open digital technology like MediaWiki, and Wikimedia open knowledge projects can be used as pedagogical tools to access content online, collaboratively create and share learning resources with participants, thereby facilitating and integrating wikis into ODL. The paper also discusses how MediaWiki and Wikimedia projects are currently being used by IT for Change (ITfC) to promote open, collaborative and distance learning, to illustrate how these technologies can support and promote ODL at individual, institutional and systemic levels. Not only does the use of MediaWiki enhances the availability of learning resources for ODL programs, it also enables the participation of teachers and learners as co-constructors of knowledge, in line with constructivist approaches to learning.

Courses for technology learning

To stay current in your knowledge and also to improve your skills. you can view / access different courses available on various platforms

  1. ICT course for B.Ed students
  2. Webinar - FOSS - a boon for Education

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Technology and society

Timeline of computer history

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Critical understanding of ICT

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Popular android mobile apps

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