Learning is lighting the candle not filling the bucket" and every student has natural curiosity to learn something new. Learning new things and sharing their discovery with friends, teachers, and parents is the source of happiness for students. To help them for becoming more happier and responsible citizens, schools must provide much more than defined learning pedagogies, syllabi and examinations. The need of the hour is to develop a new Attitude towards the student and to address their myriad learning requirements. E-Learning is a powerful tool for shifting toward a new educational domain. Effective e-learning comes from using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to broaden educational opportunity and help students develop the skills they need to flourish in the 21st century. While conclusive, longitudinal studies remain to be done, an emerging body of evidence suggests that e-learning can deliver substantial positive effect: For Students it provides Cognitive bases i.e. Processes of model building which, when supported by data and visual representation can aid the deeper insightful learning. Teachers must challenge their students not to be passive receptors of knowledge and have more positive attitude toward their work. Communities benefit from bridging the digital divide. Economically disadvantaged students and children with disabilities benefits particularly. Increasing productivity and efficiency of education system. Technologies like GIS can aid access to a wide range of information related to location by introducing resource education-an immense requirement of school education system particularly in India. This paper summarizes some key findings on present status of use of ICT on school education system and learning paradigms of schools in Uttarakhand and introduces some open source tools for teaching basic mathematics (geometry) and science to students as a collaborative learning platform with brief description of K12. It also addresses the possibilities of use of GIS technology for development of a collaborative and interactive learning platform.
|Journal||International Journal of Computer Science and Technology|