Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)
Online distance education in agriculture-A case of PJTSAU
P Prashanth, V Laxminarayanamma and Laxman M Ahire
Online distance education is a popular method of instruction in Agriculture since independence. Especially for the illiterate farmers or who find it difficult to invest time and save money in travel to enhance knowledge and skills. The advanced communication technologies in India with improved connectivity to the internet and technologies generated at labs are reaching to the stakeholders due to online distance education. Mobile technologies are accelerating the promotion of online education to provide quality education to the scattered group of communities. Due to advanced network development in India, the information and communication technologies are available in a cheaper rate. Hence, it is easy to reach the farmers by using online distance education media which will be helpful for farmers to increase their knowledge and skills for the growth of agriculture. Agricultural education can be provided in the form of formal, non-formal and informal way so that the farmers can learn easily by acquiring specialized skills for adoption of latest technologies. Presently Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) is providing online distance mode of<strong> </strong>formal education in the form of establishing virtual rooms in all its campuses for providing invigorating learning environment to provide quality education in Agriculture. Online distance non-formal education to the farmers is provided from various E-Blogs, PJTSAU YOUTUBE Channel, and public and private broadcast media such as Television News Channels, Doordharshan and All India Radio. One such information and communication technology strategy is Chenukaburlu student run radio programme, which caters the need of rural community. A study was undertaken in Telangana State to assess the status of online distance education for the students and farmers. Based on this fact the present study was planned to examines the role of online distance education in agricultural extension
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P Prashanth, V Laxminarayanamma and Laxman M Ahire. Online distance education in agriculture-A case of PJTSAU. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):496-500.