ICT in education generally stops at dumping of computers in one big room and then followed by capacity building of teachers. This results in an alienated acceptance of technology by teachers.
Recently, was fortunate to witness a reverse trend of it. There was a workshop conducted by DIET Jorhat with support from Intel. Post training exuberance of teachers was so high that many purchased Laptops.
Interest was generated among teachers that created the need and urge to have technology in school. DIET Jorhat found a way out. Principal and Senior Lecturer got community engaged in this noble work, to make community accountable and responsible for smooth running of education through ICT. DIET Jorhat and village community contributed to get the machine in school. It was a festive occasion at Kamargaon LP School in Majuli Block when for the first time they saw computer. Village elders did puja and worshipped the machine once it got installed.
This makes the initiative more sustainable result oriented and community driven. Now young generation of Majuli block going to Kamargaon LP school will become the first generation learners learning through ICT.
Majuli is a river island which gets off with main land during floods.
This is the BEGINNING…………………………………..