ICT -CLOUD LITERACY MONTH 2019
Global cloud services market is expected to reach $555 billion by 2020. It is imperative for students to learn the cloud technology skills to make them on par with industry standards. To enable students to learn cloud technology skills, ICT Academy in association with AWS Educate is conducting Cloud Literacy Month 2019 aiming at making its member institutions organize a day-long CLOUD LITERACY DAY within their institution during the month of September 2019. Cloud Literacy Day is intended to induce self-learning and introduce basic cloud technology skills to all students. The program is organized exclusively for all member institutions of ICT Academy across India, where the students learn the modules online through self-instructed videos and exercises and prove their cloud learning skills. By successfully completing the course, they will earn their first AWS Inventor Badge & AWS 101 Introduction to Cloud Computing.
ICT proficiency is the ability to use digital technology, communication tools, and/or networks appropriately to solve information problems in order to function in an information society. This includes the ability to use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information and the possession of a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information. The ICT literate individual can access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create, communicate information purposefully, knowledgeably, technically, and ethically.
The ICT literacy academic support community includes discipline faculty, library faculty, administrators and other stakeholders who share a common interest in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning for students so that they will graduate with the necessary critical ICT knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful information consumers and producers. To that end, the ICT Literacy community is an open-ended learning environment that includes resources, services, and communication.
In modern societies, Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have been universally developed as inevitable tools for enhancing the quality of education by providing access to information and knowledge contents leading to improvements and innovation in teaching, learning and research. ICT-driven library in academic institutions have assumed new roles in creation of new products and services The essence of establishing digital library is basically to provide online resources to staff and students in order to bridge the knowledge and digital divide between the developed and developing countries, enhance educational infrastructural development and provide educational resources for effective learning, perform library functions and provide innovative user services. The digital library provides lecturers and students with the resources to collect and analyze data, create multimedia presentations and acquire a greater depth of knowledge. According to ICT, the focus of the library is that no matter where they may be, students and teachers can use technology to tap into the world’s knowledge bank and explore exciting information about topics such as science, current events, history, and languages, the arts, and communication, and share their findings with peers around the globe.