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Instructional Technology in Education

Y.K. Singh (Author)
Synopsis In a country teeming with millions of illiterates any promise to hasten the elimination of illiteracy through innovative tools will have an instant appeal. Instructional Technology holds out one such promise. It seeks to reinforce the attack on illiteracy, with the aid of radio, television, film cassette, computer and satellite programmes. Apart from limited objective of improving the quality of teaching in the existing educational institutions, it proposes to make a dent into the vast area of darkness where facilities for learning do not exist. The crux of the problem lies in the application of instructional technology in the limited filed of formal and non-formal education. It cannot be denied that instructional technology, as is being chalked out, is capital-intensive appropriate indigenous technology. The term Instructional technology has been misconceived and by the large persons take it as a ‘Technology in Education” or “Technology is a term that has been widely used in recent years, but often in an imprecise or inconsistent manner. Its manifestation can range from programming learning through complex and expensive hardware systems to operational research studies of educational systems. In general, it is taken to refer to the application to education of devices, process and styles of thinking developed electromechanical systems. Thus instructional technology includes work in the field of the psychology of learning, audio and visual methods of presentation, educational broadcasting, instructional planning and organization, curriculum development of learning systems, information systems, the allocation of resources and studies of cost and effectiveness. Related with our social and cultural activities for which we need good and effective understanding of Instructional Technology. One of the main reasons is that in planning of teaching at secondary and higher secondary school level. The teacher must know the teaching acts and acquire teaching skills and classroom teaching rules with instructional theories. Therefore, keeping this in view the author has tries to explain in this book Instructional Technology in Education engulfs exclusively the field of teaching-learning, teaching methods, innovative teaching techniques, instructional materials and aids, curriculum development, evaluation planning, computer aids and action research are the main features of present book. The book is indented for teacher trainees of L.T., B.T.C., and B.Ed., classes, teacher educators and teachers teaching at senior and junior levels. It is so designed as to cover the courses of “Theories of Teaching” of L.T. and B.Ed. classes. Sincere attempts have been done to present the matter clearly, briefly and simply.
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About the author

Y.K. Singh

Dr. Y.K. Singh (b. 1964) obtained his three Post-graduation in 1988 and M.Ed. in 1984 from Meerut University, Meerut. He obtained his Ph.D. in Education from Meerut University in 1992 and started his professional career as a Lecturer in Education in a Teacher's training College, Ajmer (1988-89), Rajasthan University, Jaipur, (1981-91) and has served as a lecture in the department of education from (1991-2000) and Asst. Director, Institute of Information and Science (2002-2003) with In-Charge, Computer Centre from (Sept., 2000 to Nov., 2003), in Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot (Sama), M.P. He has obtained his computer certificates and diploma from the New Horizon's, Lodhi Road, New Dlhi (between 2000 to 2003). It is one of the best institution in computer training and education inIndia. Dr. singh has to his credit nearly 22 Research Papers and ARticles published in various outstanding Journals of repute; attended and actively participated in more than 15 regional, National Seminars, Conferneces and Workships. Life members and office bearers of some professional and academic associations and is a teacher and researcher in the field of Education. Dr. Singh has written more than 23 books in the language of Hindi and English. He has conducted more than 5 educational research projects and his areas of interest besides the present one are Education for rural people and Visually Handicapped, Psychology of Education, Research Methodology, Teacher Education, Technology of Teaching, School Administration and Supervision. He is memebr and advisor in many national and Internationa committees. Dr. Singh has visited so many countries, i.e., Japan in the year 2000-2001, Ching Mai University, Ching Mai, Thailand in the month of Dec. 2003 to attend Malaysia and Singapore to udnerstand their education system.

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Bibliographic information

Title Instructional Technology in Education
Author Y.K. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176488364
length x+263p., Figures; Tables; Index; 23cm.