Pedagogy of Computer Literacy: An Indian Experience

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  • Author :Binod C. Agrawal
  • Year of Publication :1996
  • ISBN: :9788170225744
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 107
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Library Sciences, Science and Technology

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About the Book :

Computer Literacy in School Studies was a pioneering effort in India for computer demystification of higher secondary school students initiated in Mid-80. This book recounts, documents and analyses the results of this unique and historic project. For the evaluation of CLASS both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized which has been integrated in the presentation of this book. The study brings out clearly that due to managerial and organizational problems CLASS could not made its desired mark. While the students were keen to learn and did learn from the CLASS project, its effects remain limited due to lack of proper planning and incorporation of computers as a subject in the classroom. Inappropriate selection of teachers, inadequate training, large time gap between training and actual computer use, confusion about the aims of CLASS project and its palace in the school curriculum had its toll on the quality of computer teaching. This book must be seen in the historical perspective of information revolution and the increasing role of computers in education and industry.

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.