Re-telling panchatantra: an attempt to rediscover the relevance of panchatantra tales in today’s society
Current trends in the field of education show people's high motivation 10 take up initiatives for their children to get them educated through the new medium of computer based learning. Teaching and learning practices are taking new shapes with the development of" new medium of communication. This medium allows the children to learn on their own, in a way that engages their interest. The acceptance of this form of education is achieved by the integration of essential social values and the roots of Indian heritage with all the disciplines taught to the children as they are seen vital to develop the skills and knowledge sets which primary students lack due to the excessive lime spent with computers in the name of education. Moreover this new medium is open to exploration, and since there is no guidance, the vulnerable children do not understand where and at what point they arc learning and when (hey need to slop; it can be said that this medium is not without its pitfalls. This medium also has another side effect; that it alienated the children from their grand parents and the traditional way of story telling as a form of learning. Thus there is a need for design that instructs the child sifting on a computer to learn about the real world in a form which uses the capabilities integrating the old methods of story telling with the newer more exciting digital media that (he children are drawn to and enjoy.