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Given below are two statements:

Statement I: The purpose of ICT interventions in classroom teaching is to promote and optimise learning outcomes.

Statement II: Most of the on-line methods like Swayam and MOOC's etc. have the potential to become effective supplements to conventional teaching-learning systems.

In the light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below:

1. Both Statement I and Statement II are true
2. Both Statement I and Statement II are false
3. Statement I is correct but Statement II is false
4. Statement I is incorrect but Statement II is true

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Both Statement I and Statement II are true

Information and Communication Technology(ICT):

  • It is a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, create, disseminate, store and manage information.
  • ICT includes traditional radio and television support system along with newer digital technologies such as computer and the internet that are potential tools for educational change and empowering educational reforms
  • ICT aids access to education, strengthen the relevance of education to the increasingly digital workspace and raise the educational quality by helping make teaching and learning into an active process connected to real life
  • Use of electronic learning technology like Teleconferencing, power point presentation, CD ROM are part of ICT
  • There are different specialised software packages for the use in different department of education namely library software, administrative software, learning management system to manage the entire learning process.
  • It is the support material involved in the educational process in order to enhance and raise the quality standards of education.
  • It facilitates Blended learning by combining conventional classroom learning with E learning system
  • It provide platform to carry out internet based research to enhance educational process.
  • It facilitates learning covering geographical dispersed regions through video and teleconferencing mode

Massive Open Online Courses(MOOC):

  • These are free online professional advanced courses available for anyone interested to enrol in a particular domains
  • It provides affordable and flexible pace to the students to learn new skills and advance in their pursuit at their own convenience by providing educational experience at scale
  • It offers in demand course from top leading Institutions across the world at affordable fees.
  • It collaborates with industry resource persons in key fields to provide relevant and updated professional skills and knowledge as per the demand in job market.

Therefore option 1 is the correct answer.

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