Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer, and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing and distance learning. When such technologies are used for educational purposes, namely to support and improve the learning of students and to develop learning environments, ICT can be considered as a subfield of Educational Technology. ICTs in higher education are being used for developing course material; delivering content and sharing content; communication between learners, teachers and the outside world; creation and delivery of presentation and lectures; academic research; administrative support, student enrolment etc. The opportunities can be categorized as the aspects relating to role of ICT for access and equity in education, their role in pedagogy for quality learning and teaching at higher education level and in inducing innovations in approaches and programmes. Government of India has taken several initiatives to promote ICT in Higher Education in India. This paper deals with various platform provided by Government.
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