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Computer education

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

The field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is evolving at such a pace, where concepts, technology and terminology are continuously changing. ICT helps to bridge the digital divide amongst students of various socio economic and other geographical barriers. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is universally acknowledged as an important catalyst for social transformation and national progress.

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Information and communication technology which is a by-product of science and technology explosion has revolutionized the world of learning. It is very essential to integrate the IT with education in order to have the advantage of ICT education. Around the world, policymakers and educators have high hopes for ICT in the classroom as a springboard to students "21st century skills"-that combines the competencies of problem solving, critical thinking and managing their own learning is needed for success in the global workplace.

The learning activities through ICT make a difference. Students are much more likely to learn to solve real-world problems and collaborate productively with their peers, if their learning activities are carefully designed to offer opportunities.

As per revised education policy Computer Literacy Program in school class scheme has been introduced during 2001 by the Govt. of India. The main objective behind the policy is :

To create awareness among school students about the computer and its usage in teaching-learning process. To ensure full benefit of information and communication technology in their daily life and in education at ever level. Familiarize the student with different range of computer applications and help them to understand the potential of Information Technology process. Provide hands on experience to students. Improve the capabilities of the children in terms of their performance in scholastic and non-scholastic activities. Integrate Information Technology with classroom transaction. Under the above mentioned objective Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) has entrusted the responsibility to us, to extend the facility of computer literacy to students of neighborhood schools. We have already implemented the scheme by providing our computer exposure/literacy (every year during summer vacation) to the 40 students belonging to ten (10) neighboring schools situated within the radius of 5kms. In this direction we are following a module developed by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) as under :

Total No. of neighbourhood school to be covered in a period of 03 years.   10
No. of student to be admitted from each school for computer literacy programme.   10
Level of student for computer literacy programme   Preferably students of class 6th to class 8th 
Course content.   As per module developed by NVS, extracting and monitoring the contents of some computer text books 
Proposed number of periods of computer literacy program to be extended.   75 (25 for theory and 50 for practical)
schedule of the operation of the program.   During vacations
schedule of of period   40 days @ 2 periods per day
Instructor   Computer faculty cum system administrator
Method of selection of students   Discretion of the head master of the neighborhood school to be followed by marginal screening by JNV

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One of the basic objectives of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme has been to enable the JNVs to play the role of a pace-setting institution in the field of school education in their respective districts. "The aim of the pace-setting activities is to galvanize the academic, social, cultural and community oriented environment of schools," in the vicinity. By virtue of having a highly qualified and competent team of teachers, good laboratories and IT infrastructure, teaching aids and sports equipment and rich libraries, JNVs are in a position to function as a "focal point for improvement in the quality of school education in general, through sharing of experience and facilities". Schools also make general attempts to involve the local school community in disseminating the modern school practices with a view to improve school eco-system.

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Participation of the students of the neighbouring schools in the ITC activities under Computer literacy programme of the JNV.