Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


ICT in Education in India

Bala Veeramacheneni, Richard Vogel and E.M. Ekanayake

vol. 1, October 2008, p. 104-114


Technological leapfrogging offers an opportunity for developing countries to catch up with modern ICT resources. In practical terms, leapfrogging is bypassing some of the processes of accumulation of human capabilities and fixed investment in order to narrow the gaps in productivity and output that separate industrialized and developing countries. This phenomenon is most obvious in India's education sector. The advent of ICT technologies has changed the teaching and learning paradigm in this country. Government and private programs of adopting wireless internet and broadband in schools and teaching and learning technologies like smart classrooms, e-learning, multimedia courseware, in addition to school administration technologies and affordable hardware and software has shown exponential growth. Despite India being the largest educational systems in the world, literacy rates are very low. In this paper we examine the impact of new educational technologies on India.


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Bala Veeramacheneni, Richard Vogel and E.M. Ekanayake. "ICT in Education in India." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 1, October 2008, p. 104-114

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