Information and Communication Technology (ICT) refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. In the era of digitalization, ICT plays a crucial role in education. The usage of ICTs in education replaced the conventional mode of textbook learning into student centered learning.
The concept of virtual classrooms made it possible for learners to tackle the features of the internet to create a meaningful and constructionist learning environment. Faculties use applications like Zoom, Google meet, WebEx, WhatApp and other such applications to conduct online classes. Like in a traditional classroom, a student and a teacher can participate in synchronous instruction. Faculties use platforms like Google classroom to create classes, distribute assignments, grade and send feedback. Online quizzes are also used to assess students after online sessions. Faculties use Google forms to get instant feedback from learners regarding the classes. Youtube channels started by faculties of different departments ensure that the students can access the course material at any time as per the need. This channels can be also accessed by anyone outside the institution, so it makes learning more flexible and open.
Faculty use ICT enabled classroom, seminar hall and AV hall with audiovisual systems and Wi-Fi facilities for student centric learning through PowerPoint Presentations, e-learning platforms, films and deployment of other innovative programme media. Study materials are shared with students through Google Meet Google drive and WhatsApp groups. Learners are provided with numerous study materials through these groups. Students can access various e-books and e-journals from the College library. College also encourages students to take various online courses through Coursera , Swayam and NPTEL which will help the learners to learn according to interests and profession.
ICT tools contribute to high quality lessons since they have the potential to increase students’ motivation, connect students to more information sources, support active in-class and out-class learning environments. ICT tools help to utilize technology in enhancing learning, flexibility and efficiency in curriculum delivery.