Utilization of ICT Infrastructure for Collaborative Learning
through Community Participation.
poverty, globalizing economic policies, balancing gender equity, awareness
in environmental sustainability and foremost educating society to
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become the challenging
demand of the developing countries. This paper likes to portrait a project
on collaborative ICT learning with emphasizing quality computer and
Internet literacy. By learning through pragmatic technical infrastructures
and innovative methodologies the project participants would be able to
compete not only in the national community, but also in the global
micro focus has been made with the quality, while quantity has been
treated as the secondary parameter. Throughout the year project
participants are given quality training in computing concept, networking
theories, web development, multimedia and Internet related materials
adopting courses from internationally reputed universities. After
completion of the project attachment, participants would be able to work
at an independent environment or could continue research, teaching or
higher education in world universities either through collaborative
learning or through independent study.
of participants is made considering contemporary socio-economical issues.
Thoughts are always given to adopt new technologies to fit into the
prevailing situations to maintain the quality of education. Institutional
collaborations between reputed universities offering educational support,
agencies offering technical and logistic support and continuous feedback
on acceptance of the innovative methods are important issues which have
been handled keenly.
this way, this computer literate group will form standalone backbone of
the community by transforming a neglected mass to useful citizens of the
global village. They would be accumulating knowledge and share experiences
through the Internet with other developing partners locally, nationally
and globally and then disseminate their knowledge and experiences to the
society for promoting developmental activities ranging from simple family
planning, nature protection, pollution control, poverty alleviation,
disaster management to human resource development and technology
management. The Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) of
Bangladesh and Institute of Computer Management and Science (ICMS) are
initiating this collaborative programme of learning utilizing existing IT
Keywords: ICT, global society, Internet, collaborative learning.
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