Pinnacle Educational Research & Development

(ISSN: 2360-9494)

November 2013, Vol. 1 (1).

© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

An impact study on information communication technology training to extension functionaries through opinion poll

C. Swaminathan1*, K. Sujatha2

1Professor and Head,
Dryland Agricultural Research Station,
Chettinad- 630102, Tamil Nadu, India

2Professor,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Agricultural College & Research Institute
Madurai- 625 104, India.

Accepted 12 November, 2013; Available Online 19 November, 2013

Abstract:

Human Resources Development is the needed strategy to all categories in the existing agricultural system to imbibe efficiency to effectively transfer information to the stake holders including farmers to achieve sizable growth. Consequent to the restructuring of the department of agriculture, Tamil Nadu, India HRD is of utmost need and is essential to all the extension functionaries to sensitize them on emerging information technologies. With this view, a series of trainings has been organized at Agricultural College & Research Institute, Madurai during the year 2008-09 with the objective of empowerment of extension officials of the Agricultural and Allied Departments with knowledge on ICT and also to enhance skills on the use and application of an array of information and communication technology tools and mass media. It comprises interactive and participatory sessions, demonstrations, filed visits, group works and computer aided sessions and totally 10 training programs were organized and the impact analysis of the training has been done with the feedback got from the trainees at the end of each training through an Opinion Poll formed with a set of questions and the results are presented in this paper.

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