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ICT in Education: Open Source Software and its Impact on Teachers and Students

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
Soma Bandyopadhyay, S. S. Thakur
10.5120/ijca2016911915

Soma Bandyopadhyay and S S Thakur. ICT in Education: Open Source Software and its Impact on Teachers and Students. International Journal of Computer Applications 151(6):19-24, October 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2016911915,
	author = {Soma Bandyopadhyay and S. S. Thakur},
	title = {ICT in Education: Open Source Software and its Impact on Teachers and Students},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2016},
	volume = {151},
	number = {6},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {19-24},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume151/number6/26238-2016911915},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911915},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

ICT in education plays a major role as teaching-learning process is concerned. There is an urgent need to improve the use of ICT education so that our schools and learners get the benefits of advances done in information technology. We have observed a stiff rise in usage of Social Media such as Twitter, Facebook and the ubiquitous nature of mobile applications. Students studying in higher classes are already familiar with social media and their dependency on the usage of these technologies have been increased many fold. Hence, we have to prepare our students so that they can face the challenges of IT using open source technologies which will act as a separate subject rather than a supporting platform for all subjects.

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Keywords

Information and Communication Technology – ICT, Open Source Software – OSS and free software, National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning – NPTEL, Resource Centre etc.