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Presentation by Anja Balanskat for NIME, Japan

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  • Effective and innovative use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in schools and teacher training Meeting NIME and EUN, 22 March 2007 Anja Balanskat, Paul Gerhard
  • 1)Effective use
    • The ICT impact report
    • 2)Innovative use
    • Thematic dossier on innovation
    • Examples of practice (DK, The NL, HU)
    • ICT schoolportraits
    • P2V project
  • Effective use The ICT Impact report
    • 17 recent impact studies in focus:
    • Large scale impact studies (eLearning Nordic, Impact 2)
    • National evaluations of ICT initiatives
    • Inspection reports
    • Large and small scale technology interventions
    • National research reviews
    • International and European Comparisons (OECD, Benchmarking survey)
    • European case studies
  • Effective use The ICT Impact report
    • 1)Learning outcomes and learners
    • 2)Teaching methodologies and teachers
    • 3)Enablers and barriers for effective uptake
  • 1)Effective use The ICT impact report
    • Differences of ematurity across Europe
    • High investment
    • Return of investment?
  • A) Quantitative evidence
    • Causal relationship between use of ICT and gains in national tests via statistical analysis
    • BUT: Isolating the variable that caused impact is problematic in education
  • B) Qualitative evidence
    • “ Assessing” impact via
    • questionnaires and interviews with
    • students, teachers,…
    • BUT: perceived impact vs. real impact
  • Impact on Teaching and Teachers
    • Increased enthusiasm
    • Increased efficiency and collaboration
    • Specific ICT uses
    • Teachers’ competence
    • Pedagogical practice
  • Enablers: Impact of specific technologies on teaching
    • Broadband is a major factor in increasing collaboration between teachers
    • Interactive whiteboards make a difference to classroom interaction
  • Teachers’ competence
    • Teachers’ basic ICT skills increased dramatically
    • Limited impact on teachers’ pedagogical competence
    • Teacher- student relationship
  • Pedagogical Practice
    • ICT use to support existing pedagogies
    • Highest impact with experienced users (project-oriented, collaborative and experimental way)
    • Best use: different modes of interaction, variety of roles, intended and actual use
    • ICT underexploited for more actively engagement in the creation of knowledge
  • Barriers to impact
    • Teacher
    • School
    • System
  • Recommendations Policy
    • Plan for transformation and for ICT
    • Include new competencies in curricula and assessment
    • A clear political will and investment in ICT consolidation
    • New forms of teacher training (workplace, peer-to peer)
    • Motivate and reward teachers to use ICT
  • Recommendations Research
    • Context sensitive and process oriented research
    • Encourage more trans-national research
    • Make national evidence accessible
  • Studies
    • Eurobarometer Benchmarking survey (Empirica 2006)
    • Sites 2006: pedagogical practices adopted in different countries and the use of ICT in them (400 schools)
    • Eurydice: ICT in Europe in 2007
  • 2)Innovative use of ICT
    • Thematic Dossier on Innovation
    • http://insight.eun.org
    • Step by step improvement building
    • or
    • A radical shift of improving practice
    • or
    • more incremental improvements
    • Schools are traditional!
  • 2)Innovative use of ICT
    • Thematic Dossier on Innovation
    • Emigrants’ mother tongue project (Norway)
    • Mobile technology project (UK)
    • Learning Management system and PC’s Project (Denmark)
  • 2)Innovative use of ICT
    • Teacher Training and other initiatives
    • ‘ Pedagogical ICT Licenses’ (Denmark)
    • Equity through ICT (Hungary)
    • “ The Romani (Gypsy) Education Through ICT Project, 2003-2005.
    • “ it clicks’ Teacher portraits (The Netherlands)
  • 2)Innovative use of ICT
    • Ernist ICT school portraits
    • http://schoolportraits.eun.org
    • 6 inspectorates of Education
    • 20 school visits
    • Scotland, Austria, Northern Ireland, Flanders, England, The Netherlands
    • How ICT has changed teaching and learning?