Future of Computerisation in Institutions of Higher Learning
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About the Book :
The higher education across the world is going through major changes as a result of computer applications in education and use of computer as an educational and research tool. This edited volume brings together papers presented by the scholars of India and Canada on Computer in the Indian universities at the Surat seminar in 1987. The major concerns of the indo-Canadian team have been brought out in the book by the participants of the seminar who have outlined the areas of the frontline researches. It focuses on the priorities for the use of computers in higher education for teaching, research, administration, interactive communications and networking. The book highlights the likely impact of not using computers in the universities and also impact of computer education in societies. This excellent collection of papers brings together techno social and pedagogic implications of computers in the university and society as a whole.
About Author :
Binod C. Agrawal (Ph. D, Wisconsin) works at Developments and Educational Communication Unit, Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad; has taught at lowa State University and the Indian Agricultural Research institute, Delhi, besides having bee Executive Secretary of the Xth International congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. His publications include "Cultural Contours of Religion and Economics in he Hindu Universe" (1980), Television comes to Village: An Evaluation of SITE (1980), "SITE Social Evaluation: Results, Experiments and Implications" (1981) and "Yanadi Response to Change: An Attempt in Action Anthropology" (1985). He is international editorial consultant of Encyclopeadia of Communication and Media Development.
Larry R. Symes (Ph. D. Produce University) is Project Director, of the CIDA supported collaborative Indo-Canadian Project "A Design Model for Computerizing University". Dr. Symes had been Dean, Faculty of Science the University of Regina for ten years where he headed Department of Computer Science and taught since 1970. Earlier Dr. Symes taught at Produce University. Dr. Symes is in the forefront of computerization of the institutions of higher learning in Canada. He has published extension of course curriculum. He has also published a number of popular articles in various computer application. Dr. Symes is a member of several professional associations and have travelled extensively abroad including china where he delivered invited lecture.