KNU Workshop #09: Information Technology and its impact on Education

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The combination of education and technology has been considered the main key to human progress. Education feeds technology which in turn forms the basis of education. It is therefore evident that information technology has affected changes to the methods, purpose and perceived potential of education. 

Information Technology and the purpose of education

While education in the past has been centred on teaching and learning, information technology has affected changes to the aims of education, therefore now education is increasingly perceived as the process of creating, preserving, integrating, transmitting and applying knowledge. The perceptions of knowledge itself have also changed whereas knowledge could once have been perceived as unchanging, it should now be perceived as “revisionary, creative, personal and pluralistic”.  The future of education is not predetermined by modern information technology, but rather that this “future will hinge prominently on how we construct (and construe) the place of technology” in the education process. We are moving from “just-in-case” education to “just-for-you” education” where education is targeted to meet the needs of individual students.

Information Technology and the potential of education

Information technology frees education institutions from the constraints of space and time, and enables the delivery of education services anywhere, anytime.  Therefore, we can foresee a future where physical libraries would be replaced by digital libraries available to anyone; and that scholars could cease to be located around a geographical focus and will probably become increasingly “located” around a specialisation, but physically located anywhere in the world. We could also imagine a day when modern technology will enable students in a given location to access the best of teachers in a given field and to interact with them, whether “live” or via video.

At the end of our workshop you will be engaged and learn;

  1. What is Information Technology?
  2. How can education be improved by using Information Technology?
  3. How Information Technology has made group studies and Assignments much easier?
  4. IT and its impact on e-learning into academics.
  5. How Information Technology makes research explore into a multidimensional perspective?

The tasks for participants in computer science lab-1:

  1. Use of Edmodo application in your subject.
  2. Method to download free e-books, powerpoint slides, articles and documents freely from different websites.
  3. Procedure to use different Google tools to give interesting presentations in your class. 

A Knowledge University Workshop

By Dr. Viju Prakash

Department of Computer Science (DCSN)

Knowledge University (KNU)

This workshop is arranged by KNU’s

Centre for Academic Research, Training and Activities (CART)

  • WORKSHOP #09
  • 04th March 2020, at 14:00
  • KNU Main Library.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Viju Prakash
Dr. Viju Prakash

Dr. Viju Prakash is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Knowledge University (KNU). He holds his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees from Computer Science and Engineering. He has published various articles in both International Journals and Conferences. He is having life time membership in Indian Society of Technical Education (New Delhi), International Association of Engineers (Hong Kong) and the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (Singapore). His research interests include Wireless Sensor Networks, Information Security, Cloud, Grid and Supercomputing.

Please view Dr. Viju Prakash Google Scholar Account for more details on his publications.


Who can participate

Participation in the workshop is open to all our members of staff, students and external guests with interest in this topic. Your attendance will be highly appreciated. Lets enjoy a relaxing session and learn something together.

About Knowledge University

Knowledge University (KNU) is a private university located in the city of ErbilKurdistan Region of Iraq. KNU provides diverse higher education, research and consultancy to all its students via such programs as Engineering, Science, Law, Business, Economy and Teacher Education. KNU is also renowned for maintaining one of the best quality campuses in Iraq with green, sustainable program objectives and outcomes throughout its activities. KNU encourages its academic community to seek knowledge, affirm skills and ensure excellence in their academic and professional achievements. KNU intends to expand its program and become a leading educational institute of science and humanities. Please visit our campus on your next visit to Erbil, the hub and capital city of Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 

How to get here

Knowledge University (KNU) is located in the immediate outskirts of Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan Region of Iraq. As you are heading toward Kirkuk on Kirkuk Road, you will see KNU on your left hand side. 

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Information Technology and its impact on Education