Information Communication Technologies and Its Challenges

3 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2009

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Dinesh Kumar

Baba Moni Ji Maharaja College of Education

Date Written: July 27, 2009


Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) which include radio, television, as well as newer digital technology such as computer and the internet. ICTs are a potentially powerful tool for extending educational opportunities, formal and non-formal, to previously underserved constituencies - scattered and rural populations. ICTs helps to devleop the 21st century skills which include digital age literacy, inventive thinking, higher-order thinking and sound reasoning, effective communication, and high productivity. It provides opportunities to deploy innovative teaching methodologies and to deploy more interesting material that create an interest in the students. But there are number of challenges that need to be understood before delving into a discussion of the use of ICT in higher education which included inadequate availability of technology, poor infrastructure, resistance to change and content of language.

Keywords: information technologies

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Kumar, Dinesh, Information Communication Technologies and Its Challenges (July 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

Dinesh Kumar (Contact Author)

Baba Moni Ji Maharaja College of Education ( email )

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Bathinda, PA Punjab

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