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Antonio Saravia González
Director of Digital Society
Calgary, 14th November 2007
“Promoting Education in the Digital Age...
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Contents
1. Introduction
2. Programs in progress
3. Conclusions
2.1 Internet in Schools
2.2 Network of advanced centres ...
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Context
Red.es, point of connection of the administrations to launch, strengthen and
complement actions to promote ICTs ...
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52%
85%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
2003 2006
224.916
514.970
0
100.000
200.000
300.000
400.000
500.000
600.000
2003 2006
In...
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Network of advanced centres for ICT use
National network of 44 innovative centres with more than 1,000
teachers and 11,0...
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Internet in the Classroom (IeA): 3 action lines
Equipment and infrastructure for the classroom
TrainingContent and Appli...
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Executed: 46% of the total
IeA: Infrastructure
“Mobility and shared use”
666
8.327
14.523
0
5.000
10.000
15.000
20.000
2...
8
IeA: Digital contents and Applications
Standard
Open source
Scalability
Sharing (Nodes Federation)
National standard + C...
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IeA: Agrega
AGREGA = It is a federation of regional learning nodes repositories that provide
teachers and pupils access ...
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To discover the real availability of ICT resources, their use and the capacities and the
degree of satisfaction of teac...
11
Training: two initiatives ongoing
Developing specific training materials aimed at preparing the teaching community,
thr...
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Teachers need training in the didactic use of ICTs
Integrating ICTs into the classroom's daily activities requires acti...
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PRIVATE SECTOR: Definition and Implementation
 Technical-Pedagogical Office + Developers
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION: G...
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Enseña
Mainly aimed at teachers who need to improve their skills in the
use of the technological resources available in...
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1 Preparation of a set of materials
adapted to every region status
Enseña
2 Onsite ICT courses to teachers and teacher
...
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1st NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INTERNET IN THE CLASSROOM
(dynamization initiative with teacher as protagonist)
 Virtual co...
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To analyse and share the best ICT
solutions to favour school-family
communication
Study on school-family
communication ...
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 Establishment of the Co-operation Framework between the Ministry of Industry, the
Ministry of Education and the Regio...
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Edificio Bronce
Plaza Manuel Gómez Moreno s/n
28020 Madrid. Spain
Tel.: 91 212 76 20 / 25
Fax: 91 212 76 35
www.red.es
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  1. 1. 1 Antonio Saravia González Director of Digital Society Calgary, 14th November 2007 “Promoting Education in the Digital Age” The Spanish experience
  2. 2. 2 Contents 1. Introduction 2. Programs in progress 3. Conclusions 2.1 Internet in Schools 2.2 Network of advanced centres for ICT use 2.3 Internet in the Classroom 2.4 Enseña 1.1 Red.es 1.2 Context
  3. 3. 3 Context Red.es, point of connection of the administrations to launch, strengthen and complement actions to promote ICTs in Education: The combination of effort, territorial cohesion and the sharing of initiatives ICT Solution Providers 17 Regional Administrations Central Administration 7,000,000 non-university students 500,000 non-university teachers 20,000 public and subsidised centres 50 public universities 70,000 university teachers 1,400,000 university students
  4. 4. 4 52% 85% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 2003 2006 224.916 514.970 0 100.000 200.000 300.000 400.000 500.000 600.000 2003 2006 Internet in Schools Infrastructures Broadband connectivity, local area networks and computer rooms 53 10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2003 2006 48% 85% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 2003 2006 Students per connected PC Centres with local area network PCs Broadband centres THE PLANNED OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN EXCEEDED!
  5. 5. 5 Network of advanced centres for ICT use National network of 44 innovative centres with more than 1,000 teachers and 11,000 pupils Comprehensive project making it possible:  To evaluate ICT solutions in the process to integrate them in the classroom.  To offer guidelines to help to define educational policy.  To identify the most appropriate didactic-technological scenarios according to the kind of centre.  To show the advantages of the use of ICTs in teaching and learning. Our challenge: To have an active network of innovation centres, where experiment and share all kind of ICT teaching and learning experiences. www.centrosavanzadostic.es
  6. 6. 6 Internet in the Classroom (IeA): 3 action lines Equipment and infrastructure for the classroom TrainingContent and Applications Monitoring and Evaluation Laptops... PCs... Projectors... Interactive whiteboards... Training materials... Enseña Digital content... Agrega
  7. 7. 7 Executed: 46% of the total IeA: Infrastructure “Mobility and shared use” 666 8.327 14.523 0 5.000 10.000 15.000 20.000 2005 2006 oct-07 842 5.987 10.240 0 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 2005 2006 oct-07 107 871 1.549 0 500 1.000 1.500 2.000 2005 2006 oct-07 2.050 7.859 9.629 0 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 10.000 12.000 2005 2006 oct-07 No. of laptops Projectors Interactive whiteboards Peripheral equipment Wifi networks 0 1.054 7.477 0 2.000 4.000 6.000 8.000 2005 2006 oct-07 Equipment installed for use in the classroom
  8. 8. 8 IeA: Digital contents and Applications Standard Open source Scalability Sharing (Nodes Federation) National standard + Contents Development + Sharing among administrations LOM-ES: is a LOM application profile developed in Spain to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning. It is a LOM metadata schema extension. A XML binding has also been developed. Creating and cataloguing Digital Learning Objects (“creative commons licenses”) Learning federation: access and sharing of digital learning objects using interoperability standards by regional nodes - AGREGA
  9. 9. 9 IeA: Agrega AGREGA = It is a federation of regional learning nodes repositories that provide teachers and pupils access to world-class online curriculum digital learning content using advanced interoperability technologies Regional Node Regional Node Regional Node Regional Node Central Node
  10. 10. 10 To discover the real availability of ICT resources, their use and the capacities and the degree of satisfaction of teachers and students. 2006 study on ICT resources in education centres (nationwide) IeA: 2006 study said.... “Training needs, especially in methodology” A very high percentage of them would like supplementary training in the different areas evaluated (especially methodology), even those areas where they have had previous training. “Little confidence at the technical and teaching-related levels” The teaching staff are more widely trained in “Office-like packages” than in teaching methodology, but in both cases only one in five teachers claim to be confident at a technical or teaching-related level. http://observatorio.red.es/estudios/educacion/index.html
  11. 11. 11 Training: two initiatives ongoing Developing specific training materials aimed at preparing the teaching community, through different training categories, for the use and educational application of ICTs Training materials1 Offering onsite courses and support services in the use of ICTs aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and families, to complement and reinforce the actions being offered by the Educational Administrations Enseña2
  12. 12. 12 Teachers need training in the didactic use of ICTs Integrating ICTs into the classroom's daily activities requires actions aimed at training in the effective and efficient use of technology  A new approach  the creation of a skills map  Commitment to methodological training  didactic proposals applied in the classroom  They are flexible and modular  and adapt to the teacher's requirements  flexible  they have 3 levels of difficulty  modular  they are divided in independent training modules  Training categories  for self-training, online tutoring, in-class teaching  Based on unified criteria  usability, accessibility and interoperability  Created in accordance with the “creative commons” licensing system  Catalogued under the LOM-ES standard and packaged according to reference model SCORM 2004  Multiplatform Guidelines Objective IeA: Training materials
  13. 13. 13 PRIVATE SECTOR: Definition and Implementation  Technical-Pedagogical Office + Developers EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION: Guidance and validation  Experts from central and regional administrations  Other experts of wide renown Red.es: Co-ordination and Management IeA: Training materials Participating agents
  14. 14. 14 Enseña Mainly aimed at teachers who need to improve their skills in the use of the technological resources available in the classroom and Teacher trainers who need to know the advanced use of these resources Also aimed at parents that need to know about the technologies available at school and how they may facilitate the communication with the centre and tutors As a complement and reinforcement of the Training actions that the Educational Administrations are offering. All the 17 regions involved. To familiarise teachers with the use of the technology, enabling them to face the small incidents that may arise in the classroom Stimulate teacher’s interest for continuous professional development and update of their technology skills Awareness raising on the adequate and safe use of ICTs knowledge of tools made available to them (centre web portal, intranet applications, email, chat)
  15. 15. 15 1 Preparation of a set of materials adapted to every region status Enseña 2 Onsite ICT courses to teachers and teacher trainers Specific support and assistance to teachers in their own centres3 4 Onsite services of guidance and promotion for parents 5 Web environment of the programme with all information and documentation Starting on December 07, this programme requires a narrow co-ordination with regional administrations (17 ad-hoc projects indeed) http://www.red.es/actividades/ensena.html
  16. 16. 16 1st NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INTERNET IN THE CLASSROOM (dynamization initiative with teacher as protagonist)  Virtual conference established as a forum where teachers give and share experiences, and which will serve as a training and learning mechanism between equals, over more than 6 months: 1 April -30 October 2008 IeA: National Conference on 2008 Madrid Cantabria Andalusia Catalonia  Multisite conference which uses ICTs as a mechanism of interaction between the sites, enabling greater participation of teachers (approx. 3.000 teachers onsite) throughout 3 days, 26, 27 and 28 June 2008 in 4 sites simultaneously: Barcelona, Granada, Santander y Madrid www.congresointernetenelaula.es
  17. 17. 17 To analyse and share the best ICT solutions to favour school-family communication Study on school-family communication technologies solutions (2008) To discover the real availability of ICT resources, their use and the capacities and degree of satisfaction of teachers and pupils from the standpoint of teaching and learning Quantitative studies on ICT resources in education centres (2006 and 2008) To go into greater detail in the factors and contexts that have enabled success and in the teacher's basic skills. The best practices will be documented audiovisually. Qualitative study on “best practices in the use of ICTs” (2007-2008) To prepare an online catalogue with the best ICT solutions and best practices for this type of student with special educational needs Study on the use of ICTs for students with Special Educational Needs (2007-2008) 1 2 3 4 IeA: Follow up and Evaluation
  18. 18. 18  Establishment of the Co-operation Framework between the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Education and the Regional Administrations, to strengthen and complement the strategies for promoting ICTs in Education.  Red.es as connecting point between the administrations and the private sector: detection of synergies and sum of efforts.  1st strong infrastructure action in centres: broadband, local area networks, PCs, etc. (“Internet in Schools”)  Centralised purchasing  Economy of scale  Multiplication of results  Establishment of a network of innovative education centres in ICT use (“Network of Advanced Centres”)  Model of introduction of ICTs in the classroom (“Internet in the Classroom”):  equipment for the classroom based on mobility and shared use  producing and sharing digital contents based on standards  reinforcing teacher training with specific actions  launching actions of Dynamization in the use of ICT mainly to teachers  carrying out continuous follow up and evaluation Conclusions KEY FACTORS IN OUR LAST 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  19. 19. 19 Edificio Bronce Plaza Manuel Gómez Moreno s/n 28020 Madrid. Spain Tel.: 91 212 76 20 / 25 Fax: 91 212 76 35 www.red.es

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