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  1. 1. Applied GCE Unit 1 Life in the Information Age
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes Lesson 7 <ul><li>By the end of the lesson, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>understand the impact on education </li></ul><ul><li>know the purpose of VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>recognise the advantages and disadvantages of ICT within education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education <ul><li>Impact on ICT has been variable, many projects now coming to fruition </li></ul><ul><li>Education is a lifelong activity </li></ul><ul><li>Use to be one career for life, now people can expect to change career, or at least have to keep learning to stay on top of new technologies </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education ; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  4. 4. Education and Training <ul><li>More freedom and more job satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>More mobile if you have sought-after skills </li></ul><ul><li>Less job security </li></ul><ul><li>Need the ability to adapt in order to stay in employment </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>Effects have been on two main fronts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject matter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers have gradually made more use of IT. All subjects and all levels affected </li></ul><ul><li>Internet has provided an easily accessible and massive information source </li></ul><ul><li>Data projectors and interactive whiteboards have made it easy to show information and resources </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education ; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  6. 6. Education <ul><li>People believe that education should take advantage of new technologies to improve delivery of lessons </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Wired up’ education </li></ul><ul><li>All schools and colleges have some connection to the internet and www </li></ul><ul><li>Clear trend towards better use of ICT in the curriculum </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education ; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  7. 7. Education <ul><li>Resources now shared and adapted </li></ul><ul><li>In the UK, the National Curriculum requires all teachers to make use of IT at some stage, whatever the subject </li></ul><ul><li>Generally, a move forward towards more imaginative approaches to teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Mix and match a variety of resources to create individualised learning plans </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education ; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  8. 8. VLE or MLE <ul><li>Virtual Learning Environment or Managed Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual management and delivery or education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery of lessons through video, pod casts, online materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group interaction and tutorials using chat and email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries for the provision of online books, papers, related websites </li></ul></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education; know the purpose of VLEs ; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  9. 9. Being organised <ul><li>Much prized asset – can mean that you are more successful than others </li></ul><ul><li>Much easier to be better organised when you have IT tools </li></ul><ul><li>Directory structures let you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find things easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back-up a block of related work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a group of files to a colleague in one action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get rid of out-of-date work </li></ul></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education ; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  10. 10. IT as a subject <ul><li>Students now study IT (or ICT) as a separate subject </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to pupils: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More employable, very few school leavers have no IT expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can make better use of IT tools to study and to organise their work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain better understanding if they see how things work, rather than just using them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take IT further as a subject and enjoy a lucrative and interesting career </li></ul></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  11. 11. Drawbacks <ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to publish inaccurate, biased or plain incorrect information </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in requirements to pay for information – will become harder to gain access to reliable, free information </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  12. 12. Task <ul><li>Look at these examples of hoax sites </li></ul><ul><li>http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blhoaz.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://dreamweaverstudios.com/moonbeam/moon.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dhmo.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Network/9000/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://zapatopi.net/afdb.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sedftw.com/jackcon.htm </li></ul><ul><li>How can we assess that the information found on the internet is probably real? </li></ul><ul><li>What signs should make us distrust a site? </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education
  13. 13. Drawbacks <ul><li>Difficulty in ensuring any standardised quality of experience for students </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Costs involved, especially for poorer funded schools </li></ul>Lesson 7 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on education; know the purpose of VLEs; advantages & disadvantages of ICT in education

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