Technologies in Facilitating Professional Growth and Capacity Building
Languages of publication
The rapid explosion in technology is unpredictable and very drastic such that it has conquered every aspect and areas of human life. There is such areas where technology has not yet reached. Education being an area that has direct impact on the society is nowhere an exception. Hence, as a teacher or teacher educator one has to update his knowledge and skills in using technology, especially ICT, as the classrooms are being dominated by smart classrooms. They now have to learn how to cope with these technological advancements and innovative approaches in their classrooms Uses of technology in the professional development and capacity building of teachers may be defined in two folds; that is technology for professional development and professional development for efficient use of technology in teaching learning process. When technology develops in a very drastic speed, it is the duty of the teacher to update himself on various areas of ICT that can be used in the classroom transaction. Various online programs and online learning are being introduced that can be used by teachers in the classroom. Hence, the teacher has to update his knowledge and skills through various professional development programmes. The administration of schools has to provide such platform to teachers to undergo such training to cope up with current development and changes in technology. Technology can be used not only as an information management tool, but also as a means of reaching students of diverse backgrounds in a way professionally sound (Torres, 2006). Hence, technology can be seen having implications for classroom learning as well as in reaching students of the disadvantaged group provided the availability of technology in their areas. The use of technology can assess the quality of their papers or articles using technology. It helps to identify aspects such as the number of times cited, plagiarism etc. These educational software has been introduced in order to maximize quality of all papers being published. In the present paper, we have discussed the linkage of technology with special focus on ICT and Professional development of teachers. Focus of this paper is on and around E- Resources, Integration of Advanced Technology in Teacher Training, citations index, and impact of research publication in the public domain.
-  Amareswaran, N. & Singh, Shireesh Pal (2011). Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning-Information and Communication Technology Based Pedagogy Integration, Techno learn, 1(2), 53-63.
-  Barot, H. M. (2013). Innovative Teaching Practices in Teacher Education, Journal of Educationand Development, 3(5), 105-110.
-  Bhadange, P. U., Bhadange, P. C, & Mohanty, J. (2014). Assessment of Technology Integration in Teachers, Proceedings of International Conference on Higher Education: Alternatives in the Context of Globalization, University of Mumbai, p. 157-161.
-  Frackman, E. (1996). 'Executive management systems for institutional management in higher education', in Managing Information Strategies in Higher Education. Paris: IMHE/OECD.
-  Green, K.C. (1998). The 1998 National Survey of Information Technology in US Higher Education (www.campuscomputing.net).
-  Green, K.C. (2002). The 2002 National Survey of Information Technology in US Higher Education (www.campuscomputing.net). Green, K.C. (2004), The 2004 National Survey.
-  NEA (2000). A Survey of Traditional and Distance Learning Higher Education Members. Washington DC: National Education Association (NEA).
-  Bates, A.W. (2000). Managing Technological Change: Strategies for College and University Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
-  J.E. Hirsch (2005), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(46), 16569-16572.
-  Hirsch, J.E. (2005) An index to quantify an individual's scientific research, output, arXiv:physics/0508025 v5 29 Sep 2006.
-  Harzing, A, (2008), Reflections on the h-index, retrieved on 9th February 2015, http://www.harzing.com/pop_hindex.htm
-  Glänzel, W. (2006), on the opportunities and limitations of the H-index, Science Focus, 1(1), 10-11.
-  Journal Impact factor, http://www.jifactor.com/about.asp
-  Padhan, A., & Singh, S. P. (2010). Culminating Professional Ethics to Reduce ZPD Gaps in Teacher Education. Learning Community: An International Journal of Education & Social Development, 1(1)
-  Mirja, S., & Singh, S. P. (2014). Effectiveness of Student Support Services Provided by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(26), 124.
-  Farrukh, S., & Singh, S. P. (2014). Teachers Attitude towards Use of ICT in Technical and Non-Technical Institutes. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 4(7), 153.
-  Steen, M. (2000). 'The Brave New World of Education - Using the power of WWW for course evaluation', in Fahln, V., Liuhanen, A.-M., Petersson, L. and Stensaker, B. (eds.), Towards Best Practise. Quality Improvement Initiatives in Nordic Higher Education Institutions, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers. 1
-  Saxena, M.K. (2013). Strategic Planning for Qualitative Improvement in Teacher Education (With Special Reference to ICT). Journal of Education and Development, 3(5), 292-296.
-  Saxena, M. K., & Kaur, M. (2014). A Study of Computer Anxiety among Prospective Teachers, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, 3(3), 93-102.
-  Sharma, H. K. & Jyoti, A. (2009). A Comparative Study of Computer Phobia of Teacher Trainees and Management Students, Retrieved from http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1366969
-  Stensaker B., Maassen P., Borgan M., Oftebro M. & Karseth B.(2007). Use, updating and integration of ICT in higher education: Linking purpose, people and pedagogy, Higher Education, Springer DOI 10.1007
-  Singh, S. P., & Dangwal, K. (2011). Innovative Practices in Education. New Delhi Publishers.
-  Van der Wende, M. and Van der Ven, M. (eds) (2003). The Use of ICT in Higher Education. A Mirror of Europe. Utrecht: Lemma Publishers.
-  Wabmann, I. et.al (2004). Wiki-learnia: social e-learning in a web 3.0 environment, Journal of educational and instructional studies around the world, Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Article: 03 ISSN: 2146-7463
-  http://www.indiancitationindex.com/ici.aspx?target=aboutICI Retrieved on 14/11/2014
-  http://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/148714/scopus_facts_and_figures.pdf Retrieved on 15/11/2014
Publication order reference