Educational Technology (ET) Branch

Educational Technology faculty plays a vital role in effective teaching and learning. This branch prepare low cost teaching aids like charts, diagrams, models, photographs, slides, audio tapes etc. for elementary and non-formal education and provide training to teachers and prospective teachers in the use technology in teaching. The following tasks are assigned to Educational Technology Branch:

 

  1. To develop in collaboration with concerned staff of the DIET and other resource persons, simple, effective and low cost teaching aids for various subjects/areas relevant to elementary teacher education-charts, models, photographs, slides, audio, tapes, play scripts, songs, etc.

  2. To help the DRU in developing low cost teaching aids as above, for adult and non-formal education.

  3. To maintain the following:

    • All A.V. equipment of the Institute;

    • Computer Lab;

    • A display area for good, low cost teaching aids developed in house as well as elsewhere, and;

    • A library of educational video/audio cassettes and, if the Institute has a film projector of films.

  4. To lend slides, cassettes and films to institutions having playing/projection facilities, and to borrow them from other resource centres.

  5. To co-ordinate with nearby Radio station/TV stations for arranging educational, broadcasts

  6. Suitable for elementary school children, AE/NFE learners, teachers/instructors, etc. of the district.

  7. To conduct appropriate in service programmes for teachers in the area of ET with special emphasis on:

    • Effective utilization of educational broadcasts, telecasts, cassettes and aids, and;

    • Development of simple, low cost teaching aids.

  8. To conduct workshops for the development work.

  9. To provide ET related inputs into all other programmes/activities like pre-service and in-service programmes for teachers, training programmes for NFE/AE personnel, Field Interaction (including extension) activities, Material Development, Action Research etc.