Video conference facility and Education
By Sultan Muhammad
Video conference facility is an essential part of computer education. Today teachers are sitting miles away from their students and can still teach them by using Internet and audio video conference facility. They can see each other if so desired.
All the above are used by the distance education universities in developed countries. Even in Pakistan a virtual university has recently been established for the provision of distance learning/ education with the help of computers networked through the Internet.
Pakistan is making all possible endeavors for the provision of quality computer education by making available all the required infrastructure and facilities. In this regard different organizations are being supported and encouraged. One such organization that is playing a pivotal role in this regard is IRDO, Integrated rural development organization. Integrated rural development organization has already started its computer literacy program in NWFP (kpk). In this program the organization will provide Three thousand computers to different government run schools of NWFP.(KPK) Initial they have provided three hundred computers. Computer as a subject will be started in those schools to which computers are being/ will be provided. The organization will conduct computer classes using the same facilities and infra structures after school timing for students who are interested in computer education, these students to be referred to as private students will pay a certain amount of fee to Integrated rural development organization. The amount of this fee has not been fixed till this moment.
Integrated rural development organization will also be charging a nominal fee from the students who will be imparted computer education during regular time.
With this program and other such programs that are in the pipe line modern equipment will be available to the schoolteacher as well as to the students of the other wise deprived government schools. Now we will have more able manpower to meet the challenges of the new millennium and play a dominant part in the development and advancement of Pakistan. This program and other such programs that are on its way will not only improve the quality of education of NWFP (KPK) but well also improve the IQ level of the students. It will polish the inner abilities of the students. It will give confidence to the student and level a path for un- imaginable future development.
This program will also help the teachers at the schools concerned, as now they will find new ways and means to solve the problems and impart quality education, which was previously, impossibility. With the help of Computers they will get an access to the world wide web via the internet, making it possible for them to access unimaginable quantities of information available toady updating their knowledge. Now it will take just moments to access the Internet find answer to their queries or take an advice from an expert in the respective field. Also now these teachers will be able to offer their services to a host of persons around the globe.
Integrated rural development organization program of provision of computers and other such programs will bring the computer technology to the door steps of people living in the other wise inaccessible villages and towns bringing them at par with people of the developed world in certain aspects.
(Analysis of Computer education and syllabus for B.Ed / M.Ed students at Institute of Education and Research, University of Peshawar)
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