The Context and Impact of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Open Distance Learning
In the current globalized scenario, education has acquired a whole new meaning. It has become the engine for economic development which in turn is critical for development. Education enables an individual to create, absorb and process the knowledge which provides choices and opportunities to generate wealth and reduce the twin burdens of poverty and diseases. If an educated individual also has a greater voice in society, the nation in turn gets a dynamic globally competitive workforce. // The recent debates and decisions under the World Trade Organization are fast resulting in education being treated as a global commodity for trade in services, enabling off shore providers to enter education markets.