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Main PPT file for activities. Instructions and resources at http://ict-course.pbworks.com

Main PPT file for activities. Instructions and resources at http://ict-course.pbworks.com

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  • Key points:Top-Down Approach by MOE in 1997Infrastructure – Provision of school-wide networks, and computers for pupils and laptops for teachersTeacher Preparation – Basic Skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and integrationSoftware: Acquired by MOE and sent to schoolsSupport: Engaged Industry to provide technical support Approach: One-size-fits-all
  • Based on ICT Connection website, the key ICT in Education priorities are: 1. Set baseline standards for pupils’ learning experiences, teachers’ ICT integration practices, IT HODs’ ICT planning practices, and for ICT infrastructure requirements and digital resources, to ensure that all schools achieve a baseline level of ICT use. 2. Fully support schools that are ready to achieve higher levels of ICT use in education by introducing more recognition schemes and conducting further research on developing and prototyping pedagogical models. 3. Develop schools' capacity within the framework of autonomy to take full ownership of their schools’ ICT implementation. 4. Strengthen the integration of ICT in the curriculum and assessment by focusing on areas of strategic importance and needs and developing partnership models to resource the schools. Additional points:MP II consolidated and built on the achievements of the first Masterplan, and Continued to provide the overall direction on how schools could harness the possibilities offered by IT for learning. 3. Approach – Mass customisation
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    • 1. Before we begin…
      Attendance: Sign in!
      Update your particulars
      Prepare a large name tag
      Browse wiki: http://ict-course.pbworks.com
    • 2. Session overview
      Course introduction
      Introduction to the key dimensions of meaningful learning
      Overview of MOE ICT Masterplans
    • 3. Course objectives
      To evaluate the potential of ICT tools
      To build competencies in the use of specific ICT tools
      To prepare you for implementing ICT-based meaningful learning activities in your classrooms
    • 4. Course overview
      See course wiki
    • 5. Hands on
      Edit your personal wiki page
      Check email to set up your account first
      Edit a shared online mind map
      Check email for invitation
      Read course admin (see next slide)
    • 6. Course admin
      Read at your own pace
      http://www.slideshare.net/ashleytan/ict-for-meaningful-learning-session01b
      Also refer to course outline in the wiki for details
      There will be an online quiz next session!
    • 7. Activity 1 (10 min)
      What kind of learning is meaningful to youth today?
      Compare it with a learning experience that was meaningful to you. What makes a learning experience meaningful to you?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_6GUx1Zx0w
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-PT3vEjw5g
    • 8. Activity 1 (10 min)
      What counts as meaningful learning and to whom?
      Take notes in your wiki page
      Class discussion
    • 9. Dimensions of meaningful learning
      Meaningful learning typically entails:
      Use of real-world contexts
      Engagement of students’ prior knowledge
      Learning by doing
      Self-directed learning
      Collaborative learning
      9
    • 10. Activity 2
      How has ICT been used meaningfully for teaching and learning in Singapore?
      Collect data and report it in your group blog
    • 11. ICT for meaningful learning?
      11
    • 12. Activity 3 (15 min)
      Watch the MOE video entitled “Gearing up for the Future”
      Summarise the main goals of ICT Masterplans 1 and 2
    • 13. Masterplan 1 (1997-2002)
      The goals of mp1
      • Enhance linkages between the school and the world around it
      • 14. Generate innovative processes in education
      • 15. Enhance creative thinking, lifelong learning and social responsibility
      • 16. Promote administrative and management excellence in the education system
      • 17. Source
    • Masterplan 2 (2003-2008)
      Six intended outcomes for mp2:
      Students use ICT effectively for active learning
      Connections between curriculum, instruction and assessment are enhanced using ICT
      Teachers use ICT effectively for professional and personal growth
      Schools have the capacity and capability in using ICT for school improvement
      There is active research in ICT in education
      There is an infrastructure that supports widespread and effective use of ICT
      Source
    • 18. Masterplan 3 (2009 – 2014)
      Students possess competencies for self-directed and collaborative learning through the effective use of ICT
      Teachers have the capacity to tailor and deliver ICT-enabled learning experiences for students to develop these competencies
      School leaders provide the direction and create the conditions to harness ICT for teaching and learning
      Infrastructure of ICT supports teaching and learning anywhere, anytime
    • 19. References
      Jonassen, D., Howland, J., Marra, R., & Crismond, D. (2008). What is meaningful learning? In D. Jonassen, Howland, J., Marra, R.M., & Crismond, D. Meaningful learning with technology (3rd ed.) (pp.1-12). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
      Ministry of Education (2010). Our ICT Masterplan journey. Retrieved from http://ictconnection.edumall.sg/cos/o.x?c=/ictconnection/pagetree&func=view&rid=664
      Teo, Y.H., & Ting, B.H. (2010). Singapore education ICT masterplans (1997-2014). In C.S. Chai, & Q.Y. Wang (Eds), ICT for self-directed and collaborative learning (pp. 2-14). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.
    • 20. Reminders
      Next session
      Group blogs to be ready; individual KWLQ reflections
      Have some data on school-based ICT use
      Online quiz
      Complete short survey
      Class photo!

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