Education through Digitization: Myth or Reality
This paper provides an overview of how information technology is used in curriculum and instruction, and highlights the role of the librarian in this process. The significant increase in student numbers, growing diversity in the age and academic profile of students, the development of a competitive client focused ethos in the higher education, a greater emphasis on research have all led to radical changes in higher education and the method of instruction. The symbiotic role of the lectures and the librarian in the colleges in providing digitized lecture notes, which will help in e-learning helps the students to sharpen their skills and also develop new concepts. The function of the teacher is not to disappear; the access to lecture notes given in an organized way to learner community through the use of subject specific portals by the librarian will be more important.
A case study of the subject of chemistry has been dealt, with appropriate amalgamation of notes by lecturers and suitable subject portals, whereby students can learn the subject through web-based access.
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