Computers are transforming communications and the economy. Every child should be exposed to computers to understand the significance of this technology. The aim of CEP is that every student should understand how a computer works, have some grasp of how to find information on the Internet and learn how to use a computer and the Internet and knowledge about how computers are used by Government, Educational Institutions, Industries and people at their home.
The introduction of CEP into the classroom has the potential to transform many people’s traditional way of thinking about education. Computers in the classroom may have played a role in changing the traditional view on teaching and learning. Education is no longer seen as the teacher transmitting knowledge to pupil.
CEP can advance higher order thinking skills such as comprehension, reasoning, problem-solving, creative thinking and complex cognitive performances, the ultimate purpose of which is not efficient use of memory but problem solving. These cognitive performances can include critical thinking evaluative skills, problem solving through analysis, synthesis and evaluation, meta-cognition (an awareness of one’s own thought processes and the skills used in the thought processes)
CEP aims to train students in skills which they will need in further education and ongoing learning throughout the rest of their lives and for their future employment. As a bare minimum, students should know how to type, how to use a word processor, how to “drive” an operating system and how to navigate the Internet. In order to equip pupils with the technological skills to make a significant contribution in an ICT rich world, careful consideration should be given to integrate computers into teaching and learning.
Most of the teachers are trained to handle the systems at the school level itself by the computer faculty. Teachers are developed their own e-lessons instead of using the internet and Pen Drive. E-lessons/contents developed by the teachers are arranged topic -wise- class-wise and should be shared with other JNVs through subject wise blogs.
The Computer Lab and Smart Class are equipped with LCD Projector with screen, Interactive Board/White Board, Laptop, Sound system, etc... The CDs of e-contents to be made available in the Library. Students and staff are exposed to online educational website to improve the quality of teaching- learning process.
Smart Classroom project has been initiated in Navodaya Vidyalayas as a part of Samsung Company’s CSR initiative of giving back to the community. This project will help in bridging the Digital Divide in the country and in improving the quality of education in Govt. Schools. This Samsung Smart Classroom project will help the teacher and student to enhance the quality of education, to in still the habit of e-learning and making the learning experience engaging and interesting with multimedia.
E-lessons/contents developed by the teachers are to be arranged topic-wise- class-wise and should be shared with other JNVs through subject wise blogs.
ICT integration and enhancing Quality of Education:
Competitions related to ICT are to be regularly conducted and winners are to be suitably rewarded so that the same will motivate others. Further, the students and staff are to be motivated to participate in different competitions which are being conducted at State/National/International levels.
Students and staff are to be exposed to online educational website to improve the quality of teaching-learning process.
At least 40 to 50% of relevant topics in each subject to be integrated with ICT.