JK Governor calls for adequate use of technology for education
Jammu, January 19 (Scoop News) – N. N. Vohra, Governor, has emphasized the need for effective use of communication technology for the advancement of educational goals and rapid development in all spheres of human activity.
The Governor said this after releasing a book titled “Educational Television in India: Present Scenario and Future Prospects”, at Raj Bhavan here. The book has been authored by Dr. Shahid Rasool, Director, Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC), University of Kashmir.
The Governor, who is the Chancellor of the Kashmir University, suggested to Dr. Shahid to organize a seminar on the theme of the book involving experts in the arenas of education, development and communication technology from within and outside the State. He also suggested the usefulness of one are more pilot projects being launched to identify the difficulty, if any, in the extensive use of technology for education, including the efficacy of the already existing Edusat linkages in education and also assess the relative merits of education through television/satellite links vis-à-vis face to face teaching.
The Director EMMRC presented to the Governor a set of DVDs and e-content modules developed by the Centre.
The Governor congratulated Dr. Shahid for authoring a book and wished him a bright future ahead.
Dr. Shahid Rasool, who is a former US Fulbright Fellow in Communication Technology, while briefing the Governor about the salient features of the book said that this volume is aimed at understanding the potential of television for higher education and proposes a new paradigm of educational television together with the new technologies for addressing the question of equity in higher education without undermining the quality.
R. K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to the Governor was present on the occasion.
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