GLOKALde April 2021, ISSN 2148-7278 Volume: 7 Number: 1, Article 4
A RIDE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION WITH ICT TOOLS: OBSTACLES AND DIRECTIONS
Educational field becomes successful with proper communications by imparting value based knowledge and get fruitful outcomes with thorough understanding. Unfortunately, the globe put a stop to drilling as of the pandemic COVID-19. In such circumstances, the internet becomes a boon for the educators to provide distance education using numerous synchronous and asynchronous ICT tools and the learners too by keeping in touch with their studies. In fact, it becomes the most experiential time for teachers as well as for learners to value the things they need the most and those which will become beneficial in their respective fields as of this epidemic. For the sake of their students, institutions now offer courses made by their teachers or they purchase from outside sources to provide education effectively. Interactive communication technology is in common use today including the tools like- computers, laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets, projectors, scanners, printers, microphones, interactive white boards, web boards. However, just offering online courses does not guarantee that the programs will be successful or the best option for the newbies. This paper presents the use of ICT tools in the education sector by noticing the insight of teachers as well as students on the technology enhanced teaching in the schools of Punjab, India. Here, the focus is especially on the challenges of the use of modern ICT tools that are widely implemented in yielding distance learning and discussing recommendations for the customization of these tools.