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Information Technology and Education: Vision and Prospects

 
Beena Shah (Editor)
Synopsis If our society is assumed as hardware, then education must be considered as its software. Both are inter-related, their changes also influence each other. Now the world has come under the grip of a new phenomenal technology, called Information Technology (IT) or Information Communication Technology (ITC). Therefore, the influence of IT in all dimensions and domains of education is obvious. Application of IT is receiving increasing attention from researchers, service providers as well as from government in the educational arena. Despite this attention, few books present a coherent picture and introduce a specific conceptual framework. In this groundbreaking volume, many renowned educationalists and technocrats of India have effectively demonstrated how IT is the common concept linking all aspects of education, i.e., delivery of education, on-line learning, instructional technology, examination, administration of real and virtual educational institutions. This unique volume deals with all levels of education where the application of IT is feasible, i.e., primary to higher and professional education. Following an introduction to key themes and concepts, contributors represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and perspective that review the conceptual basis for understanding and discussing application of IT in education. They also address critical issues such as ethics, policy, quality assurance and explore current emerging social and psychological issues related to IT and education. This is an exciting publication and the list of contributors is remarkable. Everyone would genuinely appreciate to finally see a high-quality book that can be of immense value to the researchers, policy planners, educationists and students.
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About the author

Beena Shah

Prof. Beena Shah was born in1953 at Nainital in the State of Uttaranchal. Her merits and academic excellence led her teach8ng assignments in Kumaon and Garhwal Universities. In May 1987, she joined Rohikhand University in newly established deptt. Having on M.Ed. programme as Reader, Head & Dean. With less than a decade, she could climb the ladeer from lectureship to the distinction of professorship in 1989. Her dedication and hard work resulted in recognition of the Department for DRS under UGC’s SAP Progreamme in 1994 and in 1995 the Department was upgraded to Institute of Advanced Studies in Education by MHRD. As Founder-Director, her tireless work has brought IASE on national map. She has also served at high positions such as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of MJP Rohikhand University. To her credit, she is expert member of many states, national and international committees such as UGC, ICSSR, AICTE, RCI, NCERT, SCTE and many other committees under Govt. of U.P. and different universities. She has visited several countries such as USSR, FRG, USA, Holland, Sweden, etc. for establishing academic links, exchange of thoughts and stharing of resources. She has more than 10 dozen research papers and articles to her credit. She has authored several books and developed more than fifty psychological tests, and organized more than 50 seminars and workshops at differenet levels. She has presented about 75 papers in different national and international seminars and conferences. For the last 25 years, her active engagement in research has enabled her to complete many major and minor projects. Under her able guidance, fifteen Ph.D.s have been awarded and ten research scholars are pursuing doctoral programme under her. Her specialization includes Teacher Education, Women Education, Special Education, Vocational Education, Information & Communication Technology, Energy and Environmental Education, etc. Her excellence in academia and administration has brought several recognition and awards to her,. For resource generation and best performance in 1996, she was honoured by his excellency, the chancellor of university. To her credit, ABI, USA has also recognized her with ‘Twentieth Century Achievement Award’. She has been honoured several times by different societies and U.P. Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad for being pioneer in the field of B.Ed. (Vocational Education) and B.Ed. (Education Computing).

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Bibliographic information

Title Information Technology and Education: Vision and Prospects
Author Beena Shah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kitab Mahal
Language: English
isbn 8122502814
length xiv+305p., Tables; Figures; Illustrations; 23cm