Low Cost Technological Aids in Indian Education

Vinod Kumar Upadhyay and Dr. Abhishek Kumar Singh

Low cost teaching aids are made out of material from the natural environment, waste and craft products; there are low cost items available in the neighborhood and are made by teachers, children or artisans, using local craft and technology rather than machines. The aids are distinctly different from radio, television, slides, film projectors and other such devices, which in certain applications may also be cost effective and „low cost‟ but for the purpose a distinction is drawn between the two. It may seem paradoxical to talk of low cost appropriate material for educational aids in an era of satellite communication and computer-aided instructions yet, in a country where 80 per cent of the people live in villages, where schools do not have enough funds to buy equipment, low cost aids are essential, if the ultimate objective of a developing society is to live in harmony with nature and not to conquer it.

Volume 12 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 830-834

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP5/20201822