The introduction of the computer as a teaching aid calls for a change in the mindset of the managers of education. During these times of fast-track technological advancements, there is a need is to adapt to change and take rapid strides in education. This calls for a paradigm shift from the traditional methods of teaching to the adoption of state-of-the-art techniques, which are amply provided by computers as teaching aids.
Technology is not transformative on its own. But when used effectively, computer applications can support qualitative thinking by involving students in multifarious tasks within the realm of their learning.
The author is faculty in computer science associated with Niraj Public School, Hyderabad. She can be reached at email@example.com.