Education In Education

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Since, infra ancient to ultra modern time education has been defined in infinite ways according to social and cultural needs and norms of the society. Education is only that option or technique or tool, which develops the traits of nationality among children to make them good leading citizens of tomorrow’s nation. It is not only the modification of behavior, but a process of all-round (social, intellectual, emotional, physical and cultural) development of the children upto a critical point. The whole field of education is in a process of change. The modern world is confronting of two general problems i.e. ‘information explosion’ and ‘population explosion’. These are like two horn of a dilemma in education, which lay emphasis on more things…show more content…
It is especially useful in individualized learning situations. The explosion of the Internet as well as the demand for distance learning has generated great interest and expansion of computer-assisted instruction. The first university formed to provide degrees entirely through Internet courses was Jones International University in 1993. It received full accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) on March 5, 1999. Currently, there are more and more colleges and universities offering web-based courses and programme throughout the world pertaining to different domains of knowledge. 1.1 COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION: A BRIEF HISTORY New technologies are integrated into disciplines and more disciplines are being influenced by the new technologies in an integrated way. Most of the educators and researchers try to use technologies in various subject matters, and this integration changes the nature, concepts and methods of work in each subject. Computers and related technologies are now in most of the schools in all around the world. Advancements in technology are inevitably reflected in educational systems. In most of the developed countries education has been penetrated by information technologies (IT); schools have computers, a large numbers of teachers use computers and new technologies while teaching, and more over textbooks…show more content…
Much of the early work which computers introduced in education was done in the 1950s by researchers at IBM, who developed the first Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) author language and designed one of the first CAI programs to be used in public schools. Students followed the commands on the computer screen receiving rewards for correct answers within the framework of behaviorist approaches. In 1959, PLATO, the first large-scale project for the use of computers in education was implemented by Donald Bitier at the University of Illinois (Carter, 2003). Atkinson and Suppes’ (1959) work led to some earliest applications of computers at both the public school and university levels during the 1960s. By the early 1980s many educators were attracted to microcomputers because they were relatively inexpensive, compact enough for desktop use, and could perform many of the functions performed by the large computers that had preceded

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