Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyAdvancing e-Learning in MacauChalle...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyBackground Information• We have ove...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st Centurye-Learning Infrastructure• We have ...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyProspects and Opportunities• More t...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyChallenges• Bringing teachers on bo...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturySupport or Partnerships• The curren...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyShort Term Plan• A coordinated e-le...
Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyConclusion• We may not be where we ...
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Mr. Andrea MUNOYENDA (Macau Anglican College)

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Advancing e-Learning in Macau

  1. 1. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyAdvancing e-Learning in MacauChallenges in the 21st Century1Macau Anglican College
  2. 2. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyBackground Information• We have over 1300 students (K1 –F5)• We offer IPC and CIE Curriculum• Our teachers are drawn from around the world• Highly experienced teachers (40+ years of experience) torecent graduates2Macau Anglican College
  3. 3. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st Centurye-Learning Infrastructure• We have the following:– At least 1 PC & projector in every classroom– About 10 interactive smart boards– 2 fixed computer labs– 4 mobile labs (2 with laptops & 2 with Ipads)– Every teacher has a school laptop– eClass Junior LMS, ilearner and AR e-learning programs– Moodle run by our ICT teacher as a pilot project– Most if not ALL our P5 – F5 students have smart phones– Printing Press capable of converting textbooks into digitalcopies• CLEARLY, THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS THERE TOADVANCE e-LEARNINGMacau Anglican College 3
  4. 4. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyProspects and Opportunities• More teachers showing some interest in e-learning (youngerteachers mainly)• Many teachers use different Web 2.0 and mobile applications(e.g. Facebook, edublogs and WhatsApp) to supplementclassroom based traditional approaches• Successful Moodle LMS pilot project – whole high school willmigrate to Moodle next year• Our four mobile labs are also very handy for K3 to F5 classes.• Whenever technology is effectively applied to teaching andlearning activities in our school, students become engaged andmotivated to learn.• When technologically challenged teachers use technology intheir classes, they too can develop necessary skills essential forthe 21st Century.• More communication and collaboration, more school outside ofschool plus many moreMacau Anglican College 4
  5. 5. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyChallenges• Bringing teachers on board to use eClass / e-learning platforms• Many teachers are using / trying to use technology but it’s notcoordinated• We have 21st Century Digital Native students ‘teaching’ 20thCentury trained teachers how certain ‘classroom technologies’work [student teaching the teacher]• Some teachers will naturally refuse to learn from students andprefer to use their traditional ‘talk and write’ approaches• Plagiarism is a challenge even though there is softwareavailable• Students lacking skills to use other research methods like usingtextbooks, journals and magazines• Anti-social behaviour, cyber bulling• Breakdown in family social cohesion plus many moreMacau Anglican College 5
  6. 6. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturySupport or Partnerships• The current LMS, eClass Junior has been subsidized by theMacau Government• There are some local universities (about three) runningMoodle• We would want to work towards partnering one of them, nextyear, when we start running our Moodle LMSMacau Anglican College 6
  7. 7. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyShort Term Plan• A coordinated e-learningstrategy.• Moodle LMS for highschool• mLearning possibility?Long Term Plan• We hope to have everyteacher using an LMS in theirclasses.Macau Anglican College 7
  8. 8. Advancing e-Learning Landscape in Macaus K-12Schooling - Challenges in the 21st CenturyConclusion• We may not be where we want to be BUT we are not where weused to be, in terms of advancing e-Learning at our school.Macau Anglican College 8

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