Opinion Poll on Use of ICT in Commerce Education: A Reality Check

Hanee S. Vinchu, Dr. S. R. Kandalgaonkar

Abstract


Ratnagiri is a coastal district belonging to Konkan region of Maharashtra state, situated on the western coast of India. The district comprises of 9 tehsils viz., Mandangad, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Lanja, Rajapur, Ratnagiri, Guhagar & Dapoli. Ratnagiri district has few colleges delivering higher education in Commerce which fall under Mumbai University, one of the oldest and pioneering universities in India. Commerce education here is not yet ICT driven. But UG students here are interested in ICT based Commerce education as it is an urgent need of the present day. To satisfy this requirement it is necessary to attract, nurture and develop faculty members accordingly. There is an urgent need to change the mindset of all those involved in Commerce education system to make this revolution a dream come true. There are many business opportunities in Ratnagiri district but they remain unexplored due to old and traditional business practices and methodologies. These units can be transformed into modern era high tech based performing units but the potential i.e. Commerce students need to be well-equipped for the same. This paper highlights the opinions of Commerce students with reference to integration of ICT and skills necessary in Commerce education.

Keywords


Commerce Colleges, Commerce Education, Commerce Faculty Members/Teachers, Commerce Students, ICT, Ratnagiri & Skill Development.

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References


A. LINKS –

Developing research-based learning using ICT in higher education curricula: The role of research and evaluation, retrieved from http://knowledge.cta.int/en/content/view/full/12690

Guide to measuring Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education, UNESCO, retrieved from http://www.uis.unesco.org/ev_en.php?ID=7856_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC

B. WEBSITES –

http://mhrd.gov.in/

http://mu.ac.in/

http://ugc.ac.in/

http://maharashtra.gov.in/

http://ratnagiri.nic.in/


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