Information and communication technology initiatives for knowledge sharing in agriculture

by   Siddhartha Paul Tiwari, et al.

A survey on status and trends of information and communication technologies (ICT) use for knowledge sharing in agriculture was attempted. Among asian countries, India comes under the second next category after the advanced user category comprising Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Both profit-motive and business augmentation on one hand and community services and rural welfare on the other have been the objectives of ICT-based models in agriculture in India. The ICT endeavours for agriculture belong to a wide array of agencies, viz private sector, public sector, self-help groups and NGOs, and also include combined endeavours. e-Learning is being increasingly resorted to both in (i) in campus or 'presence' mode, and (ii) 'distance' mode. Its use is gradually easing-out the stakeholders from the stranglehold of the inter-deterrence of the 3 arms of the 'Iron Triangle', viz (i) quality, (ii) access, and (iii) cost. The social groups having less mobility are poised to benefit more from this mode of education. This could also be one of the potent tools to bring about gender mainstreaming. e-Learning is being integrated into the existing organizational and educational structure as a hybrid system that can be called 'ICT-supported learning'. Connectivity, content development, infrastructure development, faculty developmeat, need assessment on a continuum, linking the node3 and formation of consortia etc. are the areas identified that need to be supported and developed.


page 1

page 2

page 3

page 4


Web-Based Learning

Information Technology (IT) has had a number of positive impacts in vari...

Rural wireless deployments in India

The Internet provides access to communications, information and opportun...

New Approaches and Trends in the Philosophy of Educational Technology for Learning and Teaching Environments

The purpose of this study is to discuss instructional design and technol...

Blockchain and 6G: The Future of Secure and Ubiquitous Communication

The future communication will be characterized by ubiquitous connectivit...

Development of a Medical Tele-Management System for Post-Discharge Patients of Chronic Diseases in Resource-Constrained Settings

Medical tele-management is an emerging field of study in telemedicine th...

Expanding Cybersecurity Knowledge Through an Indigenous Lens: A First Look

Decolonization and Indigenous education are at the forefront of Canadian...