ICT for Education - Successful Integration with Open Education Resources

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ICT for Education - Successful Integration with Open Education Resources

  1. 1. "ICT for Education-Successful Integration with OER" By Jacqueline Peters-Richardson
  2. 2. Introduction ● ● ● Governments and Education Institutions make huge investments in ICT Tools and Infrastructure. This investment is to improve the quality of teaching and learning. ICT Integration has created some challenges.
  3. 3. Overview ● What is ICT for Education ● Why ICT Integration is important ● Challenges of ICT Integration ● What are Open Educational Resources (OERs) ● Benefits of OERs ● Phases of Integration ● ● What is required for a successful ICT Integration How can OERs assist with ICT Integration
  4. 4. What is ICT for Education? ● ● It is a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store, and manage information Technology that is used to enhance learning
  5. 5. Why is ICT Integration Important ● help students acquire the skills they need ● deepens and enhances the learning process ● countless resources in the online world ● changes the way teachers teach ● ● teachers grow into roles of adviser, content expert, and coach helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun Shaping Tech for the Classroom 21st-century schools need 21st-century technology. MARC PRENSKY
  6. 6. Challenges of ICT Integration 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. educational policy and planning infrastructure language and content capacity building financing
  7. 7. What are Open Education Resources ● ● are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational, assessment and research purposes open education resources also draws upon open technologies
  8. 8. Benefits of OER Governments Perspective ● ● ● ● ● Advancing knowledge by unlocking information for the benefit of all Widening participation in higher education by expanding access to non-traditional learners Promoting lifelong learning Bridging the gap between formal, informal and nonformal and reuse between institutions Leveraging taxpayers’ money by sharing and reuse between institutions
  9. 9. Institutional Perspective ● ● ● ● ● Sharing and collaborating among institutions and countries The public image of the institution may be enhanced & new students attracted Improving recruitment by helping the right students find the right programmes Provides a resource for students & faculty that supports learning and collaboration Attracting alumni as life-long learners
  10. 10. Educators Perspective ● ● ● Personal gain through increased reputation Fostering connections with colleagues around the world Preserving a record of teaching innovations allowing others to build upon them
  11. 11. Learners Perspective • • • An independent learner who has access to the Internet can access material from some of the best universities in the world Promote informal learning where credential is not needed Prospective learners may access institutions by looking at their materials made available by other institutions
  12. 12. Phases of Integration ● Emerging - a school in the beginning stages of ICT development – administrators and educators are just starting to explore the possibilities and consequences of using ICTs for school management and the curriculum – Learners’ access to technology is through individual educators – some computer literacy lessons or courses, focusing on learning about ICT e.g. word processor courses
  13. 13. Applying - describes the school in which new understandings of the contributions of ICTs to learning have developed – administrators and educators use ICTs for tasks already carried out in school management and in the curriculum – educators’ lectures may be supplemented with ICT use, such as presentation programs and wordprocessed handouts – the emphasis is on educators teaching about the computer and not learners learning with the computer
  14. 14. Integrating - describes a school that now has a range of technologies both in laboratories, classrooms and administrative offices – staff explores new ways in which ICTs change their personal productivity and professional practice – The curriculum begins to merge subject areas to reflect real-world applications – Learners’ access to technology enables them to choose projects and ICT tools to learn and demonstrate their knowledge across learning/subject areas
  15. 15. – Learners have more choices with regard to learning styles and pathways – Staff development and support in the integration of ICT continues throughout this stage.
  16. 16. Transforming - a school that has used ICTs creatively to rethink and renew school organization – The focus of the curriculum is now learner-centered and integrates subject/learning areas in real-world applications – Learners’ access to technology is broad and unrestricted
  17. 17. What is required for successful Integration ● ICT SWOT Analysis ● ICT Vision ● ICT Policy ● Plan of Action
  18. 18. ● Implementation ● Training ● Monitoring and Support ● Evaluation ● Revision
  19. 19. How can OER assist with the Transformation ● Assistance in creating policy – ICT Development Cycle ● Provide resource materials ● Reduce Integration cost ● Sharing of best practices ● Provide training of teachers and administrators – Commonwealth of Learning – INTEL
  20. 20. Conclusion There are many OERs available that can offer guidance and support in making the transformation to ICT enhance teaching and learning Environment. New Directions of ICT-Use in Education Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education

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