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Education Consultant

  1. 1. Education Consultant for Information & Communications Technology Wayne Davies
  2. 2. Information <ul><li>constraint, communication , control, data, form , instruction, knowledge, meaning, mental stimulus, pattern, perception, representation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communication <ul><li>The dimensions of communication comprise content, source, form , destination and purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology has an impact on source and form and affects destination. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology <ul><li>Technology is a practice developed using the scientific method . </li></ul><ul><li>What is the scientific method ? </li></ul><ul><li>Collect data through beliefs, knowledge, observation and experimentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate and test an hypothesis based on results. </li></ul><ul><li>Undergo peer review. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ICT <ul><li>Information and Communications Technology is the application of technology to the learning process. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Goal of ICT <ul><li>To complement the teacher-student relationship with tools and methods that facilitate and enhance learning. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tools <ul><li>Are these in order of coolness? </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Pens </li></ul><ul><li>Smart boards </li></ul><ul><li>Projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video recording and playback devices </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools in the Classroom <ul><li>Official </li></ul><ul><li>computer labs and computers in classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>class website to display student work </li></ul><ul><li>class wikis and blogs (problematic) </li></ul><ul><li>Unofficial? </li></ul><ul><li>smart phones </li></ul><ul><li>e-book readers, tablets </li></ul><ul><li>audio playback devices </li></ul>
  9. 9. ICT Facilities (Unesco) <ul><li>Simulations : virtual laboratories, or work areas </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Audio Conferencing, Broadcasting: remote lectures, presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturing : Slides using LCD projector or overhead </li></ul><ul><li>Hypermedia , Didactic courseware, Intelligent Tutoring (self-paced learning): using Internet, using software on computer </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic testing/feedback : prepackaged or teacher-generated </li></ul><ul><li>E-books: used in the place of textbooks and exercise books </li></ul>
  10. 10. Methods <ul><li>They include problem-based and inquiry based teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>situational problems in math </li></ul><ul><li>teacher-generated questions in social science </li></ul>
  11. 11. Through the Grades <ul><li>Nursery School and Preschool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children can’t use logic; are egocentric and tactile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pretend cellphones, computers, busyboxes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grades 1 to 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children can use logic with some help; becoming social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire knowledge about technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect media; label and file appropriately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantasy role playing, avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Word Processor </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Through the Grades <ul><li>Grades 4 to 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children begin to think logically from 12 onwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn word processing, spreadsheet, database, email software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore : Internet , graphics software, capture and change sounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ICT for knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs, streaming videos, mashing, electronic portfolios </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Through the Grades <ul><li>Grades 7 to 9 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to be independent, discriminatory and reflective with technology, especially the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to navigate and use the Internet, wikis, blogs, email and websites safely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation games, electronic portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flipped-classroom homework videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet research, word processing, text, video and image presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ICT for knowledge comprehension application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation (by Grade 9) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Through the Grades <ul><li>Grades 10 and 11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to use ICT to manage themselves : gleaning information from websites, using calendars, career development websites, working independently and collaboratively on projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flipped-classroom homework videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet research, word processing, spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video production </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Learning Management Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online delivery: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calendars, courses, reports and transcripts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Messaging, forums and notifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test markup languages and grading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended delivery: face-to-face learning with computer mediation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process-based assessments using simulations of real-world situations </li></ul></ul>Post-Secondary
  16. 17. How Technology Enhances Education (Jenkins) <ul><li>Simulation : safe and dynamic models of real-world processes </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking and distributed cognition : interact with tools and expand mental capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and collective intelligence : pooling knowledge through social media, etc … </li></ul>
  17. 18. Technology’s Role <ul><li>Let’s get constructivist and ask questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Does information concerning new technology in education have value? </li></ul><ul><li>Is new technology too expensive or too difficult to use? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Technology’s Role <ul><li>What does a student learn from experiencing technological innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>What role does technology play in shaping a student’s future? </li></ul><ul><li>Does technology circumvent, replace or enhance the traditional relationship between teacher and student? </li></ul>
  19. 20. A Consultant’s Work <ul><li>Here is some of what a consultant may do. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish contacts in each school. </li></ul><ul><li>Inquire about how technology is used in schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date with emerging hardware, software and Internet applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Advise on new technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Act as resource for new technologies (guides and slide presentations). </li></ul><ul><li>Give workshops introducing new technologies. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Myself <ul><li>I’ve many transferable skills . </li></ul><ul><li>Eleven years in high school </li></ul><ul><li>very familiar with the modern students’ educational needs and wants </li></ul><ul><li>can make decisions based on my experience as a high school teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Eight years in technical writing </li></ul><ul><li>schooled in computer-based information systems </li></ul><ul><li>experienced in how computers are used in business </li></ul><ul><li>skilled at explaining how to use technology </li></ul>

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