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EPC 3: Understanding ICT and its Applications

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I Introduction to Information and Communication Technology

  • Information and Communication Technology: Meaning, Nature and Advantages
  • Hardware and Software Fundamentals

Computer hardware fundamentals (Anatomy, Input Devices, Output Devices, Storage Devices, Display Devices), types of Computers and Computer Network-LAN, WAN

Use of Digital Camera, Recorder, Scanner, Printer, Interactive White Board, Visualizer and Multimedia Projector for creating and using multimedia resources in Education

  • Software Fundamentals

Software- Meaning and types; System Software and Application Software

  • Introduction to Office Applications (Word processing, Spreadsheet Presentations, Databases, Drawing tools, Multimedia tools, File formats and Conversion, Utility Tools)
  • Internet as a Learning Resource: Using Websites and Web based Learning
  • Computer Security: Privacy, Hacking, Virus, Spy-ware, Misuse, Abuse, Anti-virus, Firewall and Safe Practices
Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

Must Know

16
Unit – II ICT and Pedagogy

  • Approaches to integrate ICT in teaching and learning: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)
  • Subjects specific ICT tools for creating and facilitating learning
  • Subject specific Online Resources and their use
  • Designing technology integrated learning experiences
  • ICT Integrated Unit plan- Use of Web 2.0 for constructive learning
  • Assistive technology for children with special needs: Tools and processes; Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • ICT for Pedagogical Innovations
  • Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) and ICT
  • Web Quest and Virtual Field Trips: Concept, Process and use in the classroom
  • Mobile learning and related applications
  • Open Educational Resources – Meaning and Importance, Various OER initiatives
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) – Concept and use
  • Flipped Classrooms: Meaning and Possibilities

Must Know

16

Sessional Work:

  • Making of lesson plan in MS Word
  • Making small presentations in MS Power Point
  • Making of project using Internet
  • Making of projects integrating internet and smart classroom
  • Field visit to the EDUSAT center and taking part in teleconferencing
  • Organizing web conferencing using Skype/ Yahoo Messenger/ Google+
  • Review of ICT labs (Plans and equipment/ Resources) in school from internet

 

Suggested Readings:

  • Ahmad, J., Ahmad, M.S. and Khan, A. (2012), Computer Applications in Education, Neelkamal Publication, Hyderabad, PP-228, ISBN: 978-81-8326-293-7.
  • Bharihok, D. (2000). Fundamentals of Information Technology. Pentagon Press: New Delhi.
  • CEMCA (2014). Technology Tools for Teachers, Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia, 13/14 Sarva Priya Vihar, New Delhi
  • David, M. (2009). Project Based Learning- Using Information Technology- Second Edition. Viva Books: New Delhi.
  • James, K.L. (2003). The Internet: A User’s Guide. Prentice Hall of India Pvt Ltd: New Delhi
  • Laxman Mohanty, Neeharika Vora (2008). ICT Strategies for Schools-A Guide for School Administrators. Sage Publications: New Delhi.
  • Manoj Kumar Dash (2010). ICT in Teacher Development, Neel Kamal Publications: New Delhi
  • Mishra, S. (Ed.) (2009). STRIDE Hand Book 08: E-learning. IGNOU: New Delhi. Available at http://webserver,igmou.ac.in/institute/STRIDE_Hb8_webCD/STRIDE_HTML
  • Mohit K (2003). Design and Implementation of Web-enabled Teaching Tools: IRM Press, UK.