Perceived Use of Computer in Extension Activities by the Extension Officials


Abstract views: 145 / PDF downloads: 23

Authors

  • S Patra Thematic Expert-Agriculture, Reliance Foundation
  • S D Mukhopadhayay Professor & Head (Agril. Extension), Vishva Bharti, Sriniketan, West Bengal
  • R K Raj Professor & Head, Agricultural Extension, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • J R Mishra IARI New Delhi

Keywords:

Computer use, Extension officials, Extension system

Abstract

Continued rapid developments in computer based information technology are probably the biggest factor for the change in extension system. The computer based technologies provide numerous opportunities to obtain
a variety of information for successful attainment of the role of extension professionals which largely depend on their operational competency of these computer based Information communication technological equipment.
The study conducted with 40 KVK scientists and 174 extension officials from 11 districts covering all the 10 Agro-climatic zones in Odisha during 2019 revealed that computer use increases self-productivity, easy to learn
and operate, useful in job performance as it saves time, easy to document data, collect and transfer of information. Extension officials need facilities to use computer, ensuring power supply, training and guidance, other related
infrastructural facilities and fund allocation which may bring computer use in extension activities at a higher level. Place of service, communication channels used, education, age and computer devices used had exhibited significant influence in use of the computer.

Author Biographies

  • S Patra, Thematic Expert-Agriculture, Reliance Foundation
    Thematic Expert-Agriculture, Reliance Foundation
  • S D Mukhopadhayay, Professor & Head (Agril. Extension), Vishva Bharti, Sriniketan, West Bengal
    2Professor & Head (Agril. Extension), Vishva Bharti, Sriniketan, West Bengal
  • R K Raj, Professor & Head, Agricultural Extension, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    Professor & Head, Agricultural Extension, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • J R Mishra, IARI New Delhi
    IARI New Delhi

Downloads

Submitted

07.11.2020

Published

07.11.2020

How to Cite

Perceived Use of Computer in Extension Activities by the Extension Officials. (2020). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 56(3), 83-87. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/106985

Similar Articles

1-10 of 560

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.