Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the technology required for information processing that involves use of computers, computer software and other devices to convert, store and process, transmit and retrieve information and includes services and applications associated with them. ICT at presents are influencing every aspect of human life.
In education, ICT play vital roles in facilitating teaching and learning. It has transformed classroom communication methods and modified instruction strategies. ICTs have made teaching and learning interactive, collaborative instead of the traditional teaching approach. ICT integration in the field of education has impacted hugely in improving the quality of education. It is widely believed that ICT integration will help us in making education more accessible and affordable. Increasing role of ICT makes education more democratic that is improving the quality education services available to even students sitting in far remote corners of the country.
Changes is the natural law so we should change in our teaching techniques as well, so to do we as the teachers of Tura Government College try to use and implement technology in our daily teaching to impart proper knowledge to our students. Different department in Tura Government College uses audio and visual aids in the teaching learning process.
All the teachers of Tura Government College try to make the best use of the technology in their teaching process. Use of ICT enabled teaching, e-learning resources and online courses are promoted by the college in order to make teaching-learning process more outcome-oriented and student-centric. Teachers have the knowledge and skills to use new digital tools to help all students achieve high academic standards. ICT has enabled better and swifter communication with the teachers and the students. The faculty at TGC use various ICT enabled tools to enhance the quality of teaching-learning like- Google classroom, Google meet, Zoom meeting, WhatsApp, projectors, etc. Teachers share reading materials, short notes, e-books over different media like Google Classroom, E-Mail, WhatsApp, etc.
Merits of using ICT in College - The merits of ICT are:
- Access of digital information efficiently and effectively- ICT as a tool is use for students to discover learning topics, solve problems, and provide solutions to the problems in the learning process.
- Support student-centered and self-directed learning- Students are now more frequently engaged in the meaningful use of computers and mobile devices. They build new knowledge through accessing, selecting, organizing, and interpreting information and data.
- Creative learning environment- ICT develops new understanding in their areas of learning. ICT provides more creative solutions to different types of learning inquiries. Therefore, ICT involves purpose designed applications that provide innovative ways to meet a variety of learning needs.
- Collaborative learning in a distance-learning environment- ICT enables students to communicate, share, and work collaboratively anywhere, any time. Students not only acquire knowledge together, but also share diverse learning experiences from one another.