How ICT is changing the classroom?

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We are on the brink of a fundamental shift in society. As we journey towards the Networked
Society we are unlocking the full potential of learning and education. Students and
progressive teachers, empowered by technology, are turning established models on their
heads while new skills and educational platforms are redefining our systems and institutions.

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How ICT is changing the classroom?

  1. 1. HOW ICT is CHANGingTHE CLASSROOMWe are on the brink of a fundamental shift in society. As we journey towards the NetworkedSociety we are unlocking the full potential of learning and education. Students andprogressive teachers, empowered by technology, are turning established models on theirheads while new skills and educational platforms are redefining our systems and institutions.Read the report at: www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety/educationTools of the trade Students are increasingly bringing their own smart devices into the classroom The number of networked devices overtook the total global population in 2011. Source: Broadband Commission, State of Broadband Report, 2012Critical infrastructure Connectivity and network-based solutions have become essential infrastructure for schools Subscriptions of data-heavy devices will grow to 3.8 billion by 2017. Source: Ericsson Traffic and Market Report, 2012Virtual work space Ways of learning Connectivity is Educational ecosystems making the school are helping to adapt desk as we know it the science of learning obsolete to the individual needs of students Ericsson is collaborating with Coventry University in the UK to make it possible for teachers to give Platforms such as edX and live lessons to Coursera are bringing top-tier up to a half-million students universities, such as Princeton, Stanford online. From their and Columbia, together to offer smartphones, students free and interactive can listen and interact courses for the web. with the lecturer and tutors who are also online. 50 years ago we were a poor country. Today we are the 14th largest SOUTH KOREA economy in the world. Education is what transformed our country. Ambassador Young Shim Dho, UNWTO, South Korea Source: Networked Society Forum, 2011The role of the teacher Teachers are going from “Sage on the stage” to “guide by the side” Wikipedia has Google has scanned The Hole-in-the-Wall 22 million and digitized more than project in India teaches students there articles in 130 million how to learn with minimal intervention 285 languages printed books from teachers through exploration, discovery and peer coaching.Skills and knowledge In our rapidly changing world critical and analytical thinking and a passion for constant learning are becoming more important Digital natives have grown up in a world of computers, mobile phones and the internet – experiences that have shaped, and continue to shape, their behavior. By 2020 they will total about 3.5 billion and comprise about 50 percent of the global population.Mobile data traffic 2010-2017 Smartphone subscriptions, 2008-201710,000 4,000 Subscriptions (millions) Monthly PetaBytes (1015 B) 8,000 15 times 3,500 3 billion more mobile 3,000 smartphone data traffic subscriptions 6,000 than in 2010 2,500 2,000 4,000 1,500 1,000 2,000 500 0 0 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Data: Data: Voice Mobile PCs Smartphones mobile PCs/tablets mobile phones and tablets Source: Ericsson Traffic and Market Report, 2012© Ericsson 2012 Read the report at: www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety/education

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