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IGNOU prog to make teachers more tech-friendly

india Updated: Sep 28, 2009 01:33 IST
Avishek G. Dastidar

With a view to train teachers on latest technologies used in classroom delivery of education, the Indira Gandhi National Open University has launched a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET).

"In the context of changing education scenario, teachers must themselves be able to handle new age innovative ICTs for delivery of education," said Sutapa Bose, co-ordinator of the programme run by the IGNOU School of Education.

The programme aims for a shift from conventional chalk and talk teaching to ICT-mediated pedagogy, he said. Pro-Vice Chancellor K R Srivathsan, a veteran scientist at Information and Communication Technologies said, "Teachers must be supported by online course content and collaborative facilities.”