EDU504: ICT in Education


Information and Communication Technology: meaning and nature; educational technology: concept, nature and scope of educational technology; approaches of educational technology: hardware, software, multimedia, mass media approach.


Learning Theories: Behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism, connectionism and its implications for ICT integration in education; Teaching: concept, anatomy and principles.


National ICT policy with respect to five focus area: ICT infrastructure, legal and regulatory framework, Human resource development, industry and government; National ICT curriculum and schemes.


Historical account of the development of various educational media: audio, print, video, storage display, projection.


Role of Technology: emerging pedagogical practices, visual literacy, media literacy and new media literacy; computer hardware fundamentals; computer network: LAN, WAN and internet; software: meaning, types with respect to proprietary software, open source software, system software and application software.


Emerging trends n ICT and its educational application; augmented reality, e-books, Rhizomatic learning, learning analysis, ubiquitous computing and mobile learning, games based learning, cloud computing, 3D printing, marker space and software as service.


Educational application of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation; drawing tools: diagrams, concept maps, timelines, flow chart; reusable learning objects; e- content standards; authoring tools- open source and proprietary alternatives.


Multimedia: meaning and types; multimedia tools: audio-editing, screen casting, graphic editing, basics of animation, creating interactive media; evaluation of multimedia resources.


Open Educational Resources: meaning, importance and various educational resources initiative; creative common license: meaning, and how to get creative common license; locating internet resources; locating internet resources: browsing, navigating, searching, selecting, evaluating, saving and bookmarking.


Use of digital still and video camera, digital sound recorder, scanner, printer, interactive white board, visualizer and multimedia projector.


Web 2.0 tools for creating, sharing, collaborating, and networking: Social networking, social book marking, blog, wiki, instant messaging, online forums, online chats, and media streaming.


Techno Pedagogical content knowledge: meaning, framework, scope, purpose and approaches to integrating ICT in teaching and learning.


Web 2.0 for creating constructivist learning environment Technology for pedagogical innovations: web quest, project based Learning, virtual tours, MOOC, flipped classroom;

Assistive technology for special needs and inclusion: tools, processes, ICT and universal design for learning (UDL)


ICT and Assessment: e-portfolio, electronic rubrics, online and offline assessment tools – rubrics, survey tools, puzzle makers, test generators, reflective journal, and question bank; Use of web 2.0 tools for assessment.


ICT for professional development: tools and opportunities: electronic teaching portfolio; technology and design-based research.


ICT for personal management: email, task, events, diary, networking.


ICT for educational administration: scheduling, record keeping, student information, electronic grade book, connecting with parents, community, school management systems.


Managing the ICT infrastructure: software installation, troubleshooting of hardware, seeking and providing help, storage and backup, updating and upgrading software.


ICT for self-directed professional development, web conferencing, role of OER (open educational resources) and MOOCs


Computer security: privacy, hacking, virus, spy ware, misuse, abuse, antivirus, firewall, and safe practices, fare use and piracy.