Information and communicationTechnology and EducationTechnology has allowed individuals to obtain,assemble, analyzed, and communicateinformation in more detail at a much faster pacethan ever before.According to Bruer (1993), learners must riseabove the rote, factual level to begin to thinkcritically and creatively. These increaseddemands dictates changes in the way teachersinteract with the students.
ICT- more than a New TechnologyICT has become a personalizedcommodity and the environment we areoperating in is more and more based oninformation and communicationtechnology.
ICT has also been a driving force forglobalization, but it has also dividedthe world into those who have andthose who have not, information richand information poor. The “digitaldivide” is not only dividing people interms of availability of ICT but also interms of availability of education andwealth.
Increasing access through distance learning.Enabling a knowledge network for students.Training teachers.Broadening the availability of quality educationmaterials.Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness ofeducational administration and policy.
Teachers and students exploring theinternet’s educational possibilities aretermed “internauts” trailblazers on this neweducational frontier not limited by distanceor national boundaries .
What do they say about the use ofcomputers in education?Computers in education enable us to:Teach more effectivelyReach and teach more students.Make the world our classroom.Turn latchkey kids connected kids.Get ready for the future.
Computers in education disable usbecause:Effective teaching all but disappears.The digital world remains divided.Students risk becoming antisocial.Computers are a health risk.Fundamental skills are sidelined.
How will the predicted changes affecteducation and schooling in the future?According to Lewis Perelman, there isa strong case of educationtransformation. He argued thatknowledge acquisition is no longersomething that happens only in school.
Education and Industry“Jobs and skills should match.” Oneof the deterrents in finding a job isthe mismatch of skills possessed bythe graduated and therequirements of the job.
The basic features of the system are asfollows:Students and trainees acquire technical andvocational skills from TESDA registered programsin schools and training centers, public and private.After the training, the graduates apply for jobs andget employed.when they decided later to contribute theirstudies to earn a college degree, the TVET trainingthey have completed will be credited in the collegecourse they will take.
Josie Dela torreCynthia BuqueMilmar Joy Belarmino