Globalization and India's ICT Initiatives in Education: Challenges and Prospects

Jan, Salima
April 2014
Educational Quest;Apr2014, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p27
Government of India in recent years has taken a host of admirable policy initiatives in the education sector that could potentially transform the country into a knowledge haven. All these policy initiatives though try to induce a major social change or transformation in the educational sector of India, but there still remains a huge gap between the 'Theory' and the 'Practice'. This paper will try to give a holistic picture of the efforts that are being made to use ICT for education and also examine why in spite of all these efforts the technology is still on the peripheries of the Indian educational system. The paper will throw light on the challenges and problems that are being faced by the students and as well as the stakeholders in making virtual education a possibility in true sense. How can effective implementation of virtual education be attained so that the goal to enhance the socio-education use of IT to overcome the digital divide is achieved?


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