Application of Computers in Education
•Computers have brought about radical changes in the field of education.
•Computers are used extensively in:
–Digital Media in Education
–Digital Communication in Education
–Online Tests and Publishing of Test Results
Digital Media in Education
•Digital lessons help students to understand and retain concepts.
•Computer-based self-paced learning is used as a teaching aid to supplement classroom learning. •A program is a set of instructions that enables a computer to perform a given task
•A software is a set of related programs
•Provide flexible learning pace.
•Have audio and graphics that help to understand the concepts easily.
•Help to learn complex topics easily.
Digital Communication in Education
_Digital Communication in Education involves
–Internet as a tool for distance education programs.
–E-mail for course related communication.
–Newsgroups for discussion.
–Multimedia for school activities.
Online Tests and Publishing of Test Results
•Students can take online tests by using computers and get instant results.
•Many examination boards publish their results over the Internet.
•Several universities post their examination forms on their Web sites
•Teachers can maintain and revise the individual records of their students without redoing them manually.
•Schools can maintain data on student admission status, fee payments, transfer certificates and so on.
–Main language used to create Web pages.
–Interconnection of thousands of computers across the globe.
–Program that uses a combination of text, graphics, sound and video.
–Online discussion forum where the user can post and view messages.
–Set of instructions that enables a computer to perform a given task.
•Uniform Resource Locator, or URL
–Global address of documents and other resources on the Web.
–Location on the World Wide Web.