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Facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources....

Facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
Educational Technology includes, but is not limited to, software, hardware, as well as Internet applications and activities.

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  • Technology in Education
    • Facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
    • Educational Technology includes, but is not limited to, software, hardware, as well as Internet applications and activities.
    • chats Podcasts websites MP3 players IWBs
    • CD-ROMs Skype wikis DVDs m-learning
    • Second Life Blogs IPods Concordancers
    • webquests ePortfolios Social Bookmarking
  • What do we mean by success?
    • Mainstream Integration of Technology in Education
    • Students equipped with future oriented skills
    • Educational Policy: Reforms & National Projects
    • National Standards: Exams, National Curriculum
    • Factor for Success: Technology bringing Change relevant to Educational Context
    • Stakeholders
  • Students : Digital Natives
    • “ We have reached the point where our students are no longer the ones that our systems were designed for, and that our teachers were trained to teach.”
    • Marc Prensky
    • Open Letter to Obama Administration
  •  
  • Students: Digital Natives
    • Factors for success:
    • Technology
    • forms essential 21st century skills
    • develops independent learners
    • appeals to kids and young adults: is motivating and cool
  • Teacher: the Key Change Agent
    • Transformation of Teaching with Technology
    • BUT
    • Teachers: Digital immigrants
    • Teachers Resistance
    • HOWEVER
    • Teachers have reasons:
    • E.g lack of time / overloaded
  • Barriers for Integrating Technology: Teachers’ Opinions
    • www.exeteronline.britishcouncil.org Learning Technologies Forum
    • www.englishteachers.ru Forum on using IWBs
    • Teacher’s groups www.vkontakte.ru
    • Lack of skills and confidence
    • Lack of training
    • Resistance from superiors
    • No extra pay for this work
    • Technical problems
    • Adding Technology to old methods of teaching
  • Overcoming Barriers: Factors for Success
    • Technology should be USER-FRIENDLY
    • Trainings: Skills, Confidence, Change attitudes and Practices
    • Complete Solutions: technically and methodologically
    • Creating Teachers Networks ( CoPs)
  • Head Teachers School Administrations
    • Decision makers
    • Raising their awareness
    • “ Convincing superiors involves describing benefits of technology in economic terms, e.g. helping teachers work more effectively, good for marketing and school image” Nik Peachey
    • Factor for Success: Head Teachers and School Administrations have vision and support Technology Integration
  • Leaders: personalities, institutions, communities
    • Influential people and organizations - innovators
    • Factor for Success: Leaders should be involved in introducing Technology in Education
  • LEAs Ministry of Education
    • Support is a guarantee for quick mainstreaming of technology
    • Financing
    • New Teacher Appraisal Systems
    • Factors for success : Vision and Support
  • Parents
    • Range of attitudes to Technology
    • Ignorance about the benefits of
    • technologies:
    • - experience of being a learner
    • - worries about health issues
    • Mass media: negative coverage
    • Factors for success:
    • Raising parents awareness of the benefits of Technology for learning;
    • Mass Media on our side (positive image)
  • Businesses
    • Factor for success: Businesses are involved via social corporate responsibility programmes
    • Publishers
    • Factor for success: co-operation with publishers to make Technology mainstream
  • Manufacturers of learning technology products
    • cutting edge products
    • easily upgradable products
    • consider interests of all other stakeholders and get regular feedback from them
  • Factors for Success
    • Cutting edge products relevant to the Educational context
    • Teachers are ready to integrate technology (trained, networks created)
    • User-friendly technology and complete solutions
    • Support from Head Teachers, Schools administrations, LEAs , Ministry of Education
  • Factors for Success
    • Leaders and Mass Media involved
    • Awareness of benefits of introducing technologies
    • Mainstreaming
    • (Publishers, Ministries of Education)