Overview for Teaching of Information Technology
Over the past few decades, a particular dimension of technology has come to permeate nearly all aspects of human life: Information technology. The information technologies, comprising computers and their peripherals, computer software, the internet, and electronic multimedia, are becoming part of our daily existence at as ever-increasing rate. This reality also informs the need to integrate information technology into curricula for the various subject areas. To prepare students for their roles in society, educational institutions have identified technology, along with literacy and communication, problem solving, and human relations, as a foundation skill area to be developed in every subject area and grade. Development of technology as a foundation skill area will not only enable students to us technology to learn, but will also enhance their understanding of the connections between technology, society and the environment. This book provides a detailed description of the importance information technology in education and the methods of teaching and learning information technology in the changing educational context. The purpose of this work is to assist curriculum developers, teachers, and administrators in understanding the role of information technology as a foundation skill area in classroom teaching, learning, and assessment. It also intended to assist in planning for and implementing information technology integration in curriculum.
R C Mishra (Author)
Dr. R.C. Mishra completed his B.Sc. with a first division and M.Sc. (Botany) also with a first division from Univerwsity of Allahabad and was placed n the merit llist. He was then enrolled for a Ph.D., did research on Environmental Science, and received U.G.C. fellowship for research. He completed his Ph.D. on the topic "Ecological Observation on Degraded Land with special Reference to Silica Sand Mining and Sand Stone Quarrying " Its Effects on Environment, at the University of Allahabad in 1992. He was selected for the prestigious I.P.S. in 1989 and was also selected in the U.P. PCS in the same year. He has attended various seminars and symposia on different aspects of crime; narcotics administration; human rights, etc. He has also participated in different programmes such as group discussion, talks and interviews on A.I.R. at Rohtak and Delhi. Apart from contributing papers and articles to various journals and magazines, he has successfully translated all the three volumes of Punjab Police Rules in Hindi. He has also written a number of summaries and abstracts for the Police Training College. His book, Cyber Crime: Impacts in the New Millennium, was introduced by the Home Ministry as the cops manual. Currently, Dr. Mishra is posted as Principal and Deputy Director of Police Training College, Madhuban, Karnal. He is also the recipient of the Human Rights Millennium Award presented by the International Association of Educators for World Peace.