RIE Ajmer Open Conference Systems

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established in 1961 by the Ministry of Education, The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. Government of India to prepare quality teachers in Science, Humanities, Commerce, Agriculture and Technology. Consequently, five Regional Colleges of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Shillong, and Mysore were established as constituents units of NCERT. Regional College of Education, Ajmer was set up in the year 1963. Later it was renamed as Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer in the year 1995. It looks after the educational interests of Northern Region comprising the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. The Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) (formerly known as Regional Colleges of Education), were started with the main objective of qualitative improvement of school and teacher education through innovative pre-service (BSc.BEd. BA.Bed, B.Ed, M.Ed.) and in-service teacher education programmes and relevant research, development and extension activities. RIEs are also offering Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling, intending to equip teachers to serve as teacher counsellors/guidance teachers.>


As we know, the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play an increasingly important role in the way we communicate, learn and live. The convergence of recent technologies, web and mobile technologies, provides unique opportunities and an infrastructure for both face to face and online learning environments. All the above said programmes/schemes are aimed at bringing a synergy among all the ICT integration efforts and systematic scaling-up of projects and its sustainability. In this background it is important that the education system needs to harness the potential of these schemes and initiatives in improving the learning and assessment practices in our schools and classrooms.
Therefore, this conference is planned to provide an opportunity for exchanges of national and international initiatives and experience on ICT in school education, spreading information, and making suitable recommendations for policy planners, academic and administrative staff. The conference is expected to focus on a) Exploring innovative use of ICT is teaching-learning-assessment process, b) Use of FOSS tools and OER practices in subject teaching & learning, c) Discuss the use of sophisticated access devices/Ubiquitous Technologies and everywhere learning, d) Exploring efficient management strategies for technology integration initiatives, e) Discuss on more self-directed human resource development approaches using emerging technological possibilities, f) Use of sophisticated assistive technology tools and solutions for Disabled Learners and making classrooms more inclusive based on the principles of universal design for learning, g) Implementing design based research, action research and other applied research in technology integration in education to develop better insight, and h) Exploring means to rewarding and recognizing the performers and showcasing best practices

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