ICTS: A catalyst for enriching the learning process and library services in India
World Wide Web
Information Seeking Behaviors
Library and Information Science Education
Science Technology Studies
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Learning Object Repository
LIS Services and e-Learning
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CitationICTS: A catalyst for enriching the learning process and library services in India 2007, 39(1):1-11 The International Information & Library Review
AbstractThe advances in ICTs have decisively changed the library and learning environment. On the one hand, ICTs have enhanced the variety and accessibility to library collections and services to break the barriers of location and time. On the other, the e-Learning has emerged as an additional medium for imparting education in many disciplines to overcome the constraint of physical capacity associated with the traditional classroom methods. For a vast developing country like India, this provides an immense opportunity to provide even higher education to remote places besides extending the library services through networking. Thanks to the recent initiatives by the public and private institutions in this direction, a few web-based instruction courses are now running in the country. This paper reviews different aspects of e-Learning and emerging learning landscapes. It further presents the library scene and new opportunities for its participation in the e-Learning process. How these ICTs driven advances can contribute to the comprehensive learning process in India is highlighted.
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