International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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New Innovation and Idea | Education Management | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Revolution of ICT in Higher Education

Dr. S. Veena | Dr. R. Senthil Kumar [2]

Abstract: The development of Information and Communication Technology has accelerated higher education in India (ICT). ICT is what makes it possible to successfully deliver high-quality higher education which is increasingly important for determining the economic development and progress of a nation. In today's globalized environment, there is a growing need for competent and professional labor. The Indian government sponsors students from primary school through higher education, but much more have to be done to create a well-educated, tech-savvy population. Open, distant, and online learning courses are becoming more important in order to expand access to higher education and extend its reach to the most outlying regions of the nation. Additionally, it supports desires for lifelong learning and does so at a reasonable price. These ICTs, however, only make up a small part of the technology that now shapes or transforms every aspect of who we are, including what we do, how we do it, how we exist, and even our external reality as we know it. The fourth industrial revolution, which has led to new technical prospects like 3D printing, Robots, Artificial intelligence, and Nanotechnology, is the talk of the day. Equally, ICTs are no longer facilitators but drivers of socio-economic development. ICTs will empower us to utilize technology in education for our country?s socio-economic development simply because all humans are information-bearing. Therefore, it is crucial that we understand our role not only as information carriers but developers of solutions. This will influence future generations and civilization. Harnessing these opportunities and creating solutions that ensure we take our country forward - requires access to better quality data, sound assessment of the problems we seek to address, and innovative thinking about the most suitable interventions to address these. The technologies of this digital age facilitate anticipatory and algorithmic working that turn big data and algorithms into sustainable development solutions. Nonetheless, despite the many benefits and prospects, there remain some uncertainties and difficulties. As technology develops fast, shall we also develop fast enough to ensure that we can control or manage the destructive uses of these technologies? Are we grooming or educating people that are conscientious of these fast-paced developments? Our technological infrastructure is increasingly complex and interlinked, whereby the internet connects everything. I wish to challenge managers in higher education to spearhead the utilization of ICT-led innovation in universities and other institutions of higher learning in Uganda to help us shape our future and the thinking of our people; and drive greater ICT integration in our curriculum, system, and lives so that the products of our education system are competitive with the rest of the world. We need not be afraid of these technological developments because we are the source of information leading to these developments. We need to engage researchers across the globe, seek out the information required and innovate to realize the kind of education systems and products we want for today?s world ? systems that will transform the livelihood of the smallest person in society.

Keywords: ICT, Higher Education, Information and Communication Technology

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 1605 - 1608

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