The Instructor–led class room teaching model is “one –way teaching model” whereas the computer assisted or technology driven teaching model is interactive and the learning takes place through communication. Computer assisted instructions can greatly complement the traditional teaching techniques to help students to learn much more and much faster. The digital literacy program makes the life of teaching community very simple and easy.
The students can be asked to submit assignments in the form of electronic documents (The assignments written using any word processing software).So that the corrections and review will be much easier for teachers. Comments and suggestions can be provided with click of a button. Students also will find it easy to write e-assignments since many of the word processing soft ware’s are providing the features such as spell check, dictionary for synonym.
The student’s information such as attendance, subject and marks can be stored electronically. The stored information can be used for preparing reports. Usually to prepare a report the data is collected and calculated using manual techniques which is often prone to errors and inconsistency. The rank, grade total marks, average and percentage could be calculated student wise. The average or score could be calculated subject wise or class wise. The status of all the students could be tracked by comparing their performance. The comparison could be done either by drawing a chart or statistical comparison. The average calculation and chart creation can be done with the help of electronic spread sheets in single click of a button. They can find an easier way to design and print certificates for students.
The presentation software could be used for producing course materials for students. The digital literacy program provides ample opportunity for teachers to develop better multimedia and interactive courseware.
The computer networks play a vital role in education. The internet and intranet have become the source of vast amount of information and interactive tools. An example of intranet could be a school or college campus network where students and teachers are sharing the local information such as course materials and exam schedules etc.
Instead of sending post cards they can write letters to the parents using word processing software and sent it to them by e-mail.
The teachers can give more creative ideas and guide the students to express their ideas, so that the learning would be fun and exciting.