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  • EMPOWERING PRIMARY GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN TELANGANA (INDIA) WITH INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ENABLED EDUCATION   Order a copy of this article
    by Archana Singh, Alka Singh 
    Abstract: The amalgamation of education with computer and technology is known as information communication technology (ICT), ICT has proven its worth and creditability in business, government, and academia with its innovative propositions. An ICT oriented teaching is not only aimed at creating technocrats for the global economy but would rather harness the potential of the computer-aided technology to provide a knowledge platform for those who need it the most. ICT enabled education is envisaged to hold tremendous significance particularly as an effective tool for imparting education to underprivileged children. Computer-aided education could be utilized to facilitate creative teaching and make the process of learning more informative and interactive. This would enable the development of the marginalized and the deprived sections of the society and the development of the community as a whole. The education system can be drastically improved by the utilizing ICT enabled education in government schools. The current paper illustrates an action research initiative undertaken by an International Child Rights Organization in collaboration with the government of Telangana and aided and sponsored by an IT firm from Japan with the aim of empowering primary government schools. Introduction of ICT enabled education as part of the pedagogy has the potential to attract the underprivileged children to school, accelerate the rate of enrolment, and retain children in schools. With the incorporation of ICT, instructors will also comprehend their role in making children understand and ensuring an academic inclusion in the classroom.
    Keywords: ICT; primary school; government school; digital content; digital hub; effective classroom teaching.

  • An Innovative Fuzzy based Multicriteria Decision Making Method for Evaluating the Performance of Electronic Exam Systems   Order a copy of this article
    by Santoso Wibowo, Srimannarayana Grandhi 
    Abstract: This paper presents an innovative fuzzy-based multicriteria decision making method for evaluating the performance of appropriate electronic exam systems in the higher education environment. Linguistic terms are used for representing the decision maker's subjective assessments. To ensure the efficiency of the computation process, fuzzy numbers are used to approximate the linguistic terms in evaluating the relative importance of the evaluation criteria and the performance of individual electronic exam systems. To greatly reduce the cognitive demand on the decision maker, the pairwise comparison technique is adopted for evaluating the performance of alternative electronic exam systems and the relative importance of the evaluation criteria. The concept of ideal solutions is introduced for calculating an overall performance index for every electronic exam system alternative across all criteria. An example is presented for demonstrating the applicability of the fuzzy-based multicriteria decision making method.
    Keywords: Performance evaluation; Electronic exam systems; Multicriteria decision making; Selection; Higher education.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2018.10014747
     
  • Synchronous Virtual Tools to Develop and Evaluate Cooperative Learning in an Online Learning Community   Order a copy of this article
    by Prudencia Gutiérrez-Esteban, Rocio Yuste-Tosina, Gemma Delicado-Puerto, Juan Arias-Masa, Rafael Martin Espada 
    Abstract: The study presented in this paper is part of a broader research aimed to analyse possibilities of synchronous tools, such as synchronous virtual classroom, which promote strategic cooperative among students in Higher Education. Therefore, the study searches the utility of this tool, used in e-learning methodology, within a blended learning context. The main objective then is to present a cooperative learning proposal useful to enhance the teaching/learning process, assessment included. Virtual synchronous classrooms are new resources that promote a collaborative learning through videoconference, shared desktop and files, synchronous white board, presentations, etc. which allow a cooperative learning context.
    Keywords: Cooperative learning; assessment; learning virtual communities; synchronous virtual classrooms; e-learning.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2018.10014748