Computer education in schools plays important role in students career development. Computer with the internet is the most powerful device that students can use to learn new skills and more advanced version of current lessons. Schools are around the globe teaching student’s basics of computers and internet.
The uses of computers and internet are growing day by day at high speed. In almost all business, companies, schools using computers for various official operations. New tech tools are coming that helping students to learn better.
Computers help students to draw the creativity on the computer such as by using windows paint program. If students are taking Hindi Classes or poem writing then they can do it by typing in Hindi on computers. If students are taking Mathematical classes they can use Microsoft Excel application to solve and understand questions.
Parents want their kids to be intelligent and creative. They want to see high marks at the end of the year. They don’t want to see their kids don’t know about computers when other knows very well. They want to send their kids to schools where the high level of education and schools have enough IT infrastructures. That’s why especially private schools are leading in education and taking higher fees because of the importance of computers education. But not all parents are able to admit their students in costly schools.
Computers and the internet not only help students to explore creativity and imagination but also help to understand technologies. Students are future leaders for any nation. Current school students are future doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs. So, for the education development, it is really important to teach students in schools about computers, the internet and its benefits.
In schools, computer education is one the most important subject if you compare this is with current technological updates and demands of computer knowledge in various government and private sectors jobs. In schools it is really important for computer teachers to teach students about How to use computers, How to understand, the benefits of using a various application such as Microsoft word, excel, power point, Internet safety etc. I know most of the schools are trying to do this. But they are teaching students in schools about computers more theoretically than practical education.
As you know that many developed countries are providing computer applications and high-quality IT infrastructure for schools. The goal of technological education is to make students better thinkers, creative and confident. That helps them in higher education and in life. Education play very important role in our lifeand career development.
Just think that why developed countries such as America, Japan, China, Russia etc. leading the world in many things such as technologies, sports, employment, nuclear weapons etc.? Just think that why some countries are more powerful and dominating developing nations?
I think because they are providing high-quality technological tools, IT infrastructure in schools and colleges. They are paying the high salary for computer teachers. In Develop countries there is ease of doing business for new people. That’s why there are people who created Google, Facebook, Linked In, YouTube etc. This is because of the level of computer literacy in their society and in people. People in developed countries are taking initiative in almost everything.
If you compare this to India our people here are busier in talking about politics and corruption instead of doing something becoming better than yesterday. The level computer education in India is very low. You can check this: that even high percentage of MCA pass out students doesn’t know about how to create a simple website.
Maybe I am wrong, but the computer education we are providing in colleges and university level such as programming, designing, apps development etc. after graduation that knowledge in developed countries known by schools students. We Indians are creative, intelligent, hardworking, honest and innocent. We are happy in taking what is served to us by developed countries. We are not grouped because of selfish reasons that are why the level of new inventions is very low. We are implementing almost everything from other countries instead of creating something that is for India and developed in India.
Our computer teachers are on strikes most of the time. They are helpless because of policies produce to them by less computer literate people such as politicians. Computer education in schools provided by private companies, CEO and operators are known or linked up with politicians. There is no law and quality testing system of computer education in schools.
Our students in schools are still using Windows XP and CRT monitors. They are learning a more theoretical portion of the computer then practical knowledge of computers and internet. It is because of less IT infrastructure. That’s why the level of computer education and creativity in students towards computers and technologies is very low as you compare it with other countries.
Why is this happening? The simple and most trending answer is corruption. But let it be!
What we need to do is to empower and educate our kids and students. We need to educate them to become more powerful, creative and confident that they can lead India. Let’s first MAKE INDIA then MAKE IN INDIA.
Our government is also trying to improve the education level but not fully focused towards the education and for the development of unemployed youth. Industrialisation is not only one formula or overseas investment we can believe that it can lower down the rate of unemployed educated youth of India. It can help but only for few people who are highly skilled and have enough money to invest to get a job. Yes, there are many skills India kind of programs run by the government of India but the level of education or supply of high-quality individual is lower than the demands.
I saw few videos and programs in which Delhi government is taking high imitative by improving the level of schools education in government schools. Maybe I am right that Delhi government is providing more budget to improve education infrastructure and level of quality education in schools. That’s great! Even I saw they are investigating schools and staff to check and remove the black holes in the education system. That’s the thing that other states of India or education authority should learn. Education is the only way that can remove corruption from our country.
So, that’s why it’s really important that our students don’t feel dominated because of lack of IT education.
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An importance of the internet as a learning tool is significant. The development of Internet technologies has raised the education level in all countries and it has changed the way students are being taught at schools. That’s why it is very important for the present generation that they provide internet education for their young generations.
Internet applications respond to students and other people questions in real time. Students are seeing Google as a new Teacher and the Internet as a school. That’s why it is important for teachers to use information technology in education
The Internet has been crucial in the evolution of our education system in various ways. Teachers can use the internet as a modern tool for education. Education department should provide the infrastructure that teachers and student can use to get benefits of technology in education
Students are always curious and creative by nature. They are smart enough to know how they can use the internet to search for almost anything. It doesn’t matter if they are studying at a private school or government school. But at the same time, there is a difference in the ways they use the internet for education in schools. In private schools, teachers will teach about computer and internet skills to students. The students note the homework that needs to be done related to that computer class. And do you know how some students do this? They are forced to go to a cyber café with their parents to collect data that they have to include in their assignments. This is not good. If students are taking the help of cyber boy to collect the data for their homework I don’t think these students learned anything in this process. But the one thing they do learn is that money can work wonders anywhere.
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The teaching process that schools are following is not good and they need to use the internet as a tool, not the source. The source is a student. Teachers need to explore the creativity in their student’s minds. And then students can learn and solve problems using their own creativity and innovative thinking and not by the direct work of parents/tuition. If necessary the parents can help with encouragement but they should not do the homework themselves. Completing the assignment given is not as important as the learning process that a child goes through while doing it. It is essential for parents to provide computer and internet facilities to their children. It is not that easy for parents to pick up modern technologies as fast as their children but it is very important that parents also know about the importance of computers literacy and internet education.
In government school especially in India, the level of computer and internet infrastructure is very low. I know government school or school in villages provide computer education only after 9th or 10th class. Within that little time too, a government school student barely gets to learn much because there are 5-10 students who are assigned a single computer. It is very difficult to learn this way. I agree that this is the best time to teach them about the advanced computer skills but this is not the way to do it. The lack of Information technology infrastructure in schools is a big question mark against Government policies towards computer education. It feels bad to see on the news that computer teachers are on strike again. This happens once a year. The government must think, how computer teachers can teach with low-quality IT infrastructure in government schools and a small salary?
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According to the Hindu.com news, Government school teachers are getting average Rs. 6,500 per month instead of Rs. 10,000 prescribed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). Here is the news from Odisha
This is happening in other states too because states don’t have their own IT infrastructure and they are providing computer education by utilizing the services of private companies. This is a big political game played by politicians and industrialists who are interested in making money by misusing the education system in the country. And the victims are students and teachers. How can a teacher teach without tools? How can teacher/students learn and practice? And that’s why parents are right if they admit their kids in private schools. This whole scenario looks like a game played by politicians and industrialist for their personal interests at the cost of children’s internet education in schools. The fees in these private schools are very high but the parents have no other options if they want their children to learn about the importance of the internet in education at schools.
I was the victim of these kinds of policies in my school times. I was in the 9th class at that time when I started learning about computers in senior secondary school Darlaghat. I feel proud that I got my fundamental education in that school from great teachers. But do you know that I used the computer only 2 times in a year? One time was for typing (asdf;lkj) and the second time was to play spider solitaire cards game on a windows XP computer. I always thought that the computer teacher was responsible for what happened to me and other students in regard to computer and internet education. But later I understood that it wasn’t the computer teacher’s fault, it was because of our policy makers in India responsible for the education system. That was the year 2002 and today 12 years have passed but the level of computer education is still low in most of the schools in India.
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But I saw the brighter and positive side recently when a few days ago I asked my little cousin who is in 7th class in the Government school in a village (Chhamla) in Himachal Pradesh; what are you doing in mobile? He said, “I am downloading games”. It’s amazing to listen. He hasn’t studied computers and the internet in school yet but he was downloading games like a pro. The similar task is done by 70% of kids after 2 years of age. This is the power we need to understand. There is immense hidden potential and creativity in the youngest generation today. They are born with an intuitive attraction for technology. They learn fast but are we giving them the best learning environment? Politicians often use famous quotes or marketing lines such as: “Students & Children are the future of India” but how? Where? In strikes, writing and producing anti-national slogans inspired by politicians? I hate such people who are misguiding the youth in the wrong direction; even students don’t know what they are doing because they are at a tender age.
There are thousands ofthings you can do on the internet. Education should be the prime purpose I believe. Knowledge is everywhere and the internet provides us the facilities so that we can access what was not possible in the past at the click of a button today. That’s why it is important to use the power of the internet in education to improve the talents of students.
Uses of Internet in Education
- Students can search what they want to learn about by the use of Google or other search engines like Bing, Yahoo etc.
- Students can learn and take online classes anytime and anywhere.
- Notes and researched paper all are available on the internet and just a click away.
- Students can get tuition online and they can watch Videos on YouTube related to mathematics, English language, physics or any other information about any topic related to their school homework.
- Teachers can use social media to connect with students and share motivational quotes as well as subject related articles and notes.
- Teachers can teach by the use of animation, powerpoint slides, and images to capture the student’s attention.
- Teachers can record their own lectures or topics on camera and upload them to YouTube.
- Parents can also see what their student’s teachers are doing on Facebook.
- Parents can also help children by watching the same topic on the internet. They also can learn on the internet for their personal development so that later they can contribute to their kid’s education. Here is more about it:What is the importance of computers in our parent’s life?
- Parents can interact, communicate or chat with teachers and school authorities about their kid’s performance and attitude in school.
- School principals, teachers can create Facebook Groups to teach students. Here is more about it: How to use Facebook for Knowledge
- Students can post topic and can ask questions about their topic on the Internet to get advice from other teachers and others who are willing to teach.
- Students can connect with other school students for the same topic by the use of the internet.
The Internet in education can play thousands of practical roles to improve talent in kids. But this is only possible if we are going to teach our students what they really need. You can’t explain an algebra lesson on Facebook but you can interact with students about the topic. And government should pay some money for teachers to use social media.
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The Internet in education can expand the knowledge of students, teachers, and parents. Parents can analyze what is most important to teach a kid in a particular time. Parents can research about the best career for their kids. Teachers can research for creative ideas to teach students in entertaining ways that capture the student’s attention and imagination. Students can use the internet to convert their theoretical knowledge into practical. The Internet provides the facilities for students to do the experiments, research, and development.
We are aware that all of this is not that easy. But learning and proper planning can help to speed up and improve the quality of our Indian Education System. Courses and syllabus need to be updated by seeing the demand for skills in Internet technology.
The Internet is a computer technology connected with millions of computers. It is like an artificial intelligence so it means we have to teach students and people how to use it. The Internet is full of advantages but there are disadvantages too that we need to teach and those need to be analyzed by the governments at the state and center level.
The Internet has changed our living style in a big way. The Internet has changed our daily activities. The Internet is challenging us in every second. And it is because we all are connected with Artificial Intelligence. But it is important that artificial intelligence cannot dominate human and environmental development. Artificial Intelligence will never control this world, we should have the controls and education to operate artificial intelligence. Education is important for human development so the use of internet in the education system can help us explore and gain knowledge to create opportunities for teachers, students and for parents alike.
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