London, January 11 st 2008 “ Promoting Education in the Digital Age ” The Spanish experience
Contents 1 Introduction 2 Programs in progress 3 Success Factors
Red.es Education in the Digital Age red.es is working on a daily basis to promote the development of the Information Society by carrying out programmes defined in the Avanza Plan DGTTI SETyC The Minister's Cabinet Sub-secretariat SGI SGE SETSI (Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society) red . es DGDSI Public company attached to the Ministry of Industry Health... Justice...
Context Red.es, public administrations connection hub to launch, strengthen and complement actions to promote ICTs in Education: The combination of effort, territorial cohesion and the sharing of initiatives ICT Solution Providers 17 Regional Administrations Central Administration
7,000,000 non-university students
500,000 non-university teachers
20,000 public and subsidised centres
50 public universities
70,000 university teachers
1,400,000 university students
2003 Internet in Schools (€272 M, red.es : €130 M) Introduction of ICTs in education centres by provisionning of a homogeneous standard quality infrastructure (broadband, LAN, computer room) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Internet in the Classroom ( €453* M, red.es : €175.5 M ) Effective introduction of ICTs in the teaching-learning process (classroom equipment, digital contents, applications and training) Network of Advanced Education Centres for ICT use (€2.6 M red.es) National Network of 44 experimentation centres to innovate and test the integration of ICTs in the classroom Programmes in progress Campus Online € 7.8 M, red.es: €4.3 M ) Rollout of wireless networks in universities and mobility services between universities * €100 M as loans from the SETSI ENSEÑA (€6 M red.es) Onsite ICT courses and support services aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and families www.planavanza.es
Internet in Schools Infrastructures Broadband connectivity, local area networks and computer rooms Students per connected PC Centres with local area network PCs Broadband centres THE PLANNED OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN EXCEEDED! € 272 M
Network of advanced centres for ICT use National network of 44 innovative centres with more than 1,000 teachers and 11,000 pupils
Comprehensive project making it possible:
To evaluate ICT solutions in the process to integrate them in the classroom.
To offer guidelines to help to define educational policy .
To identify the most appropriate didactic-technological scenario according to the kind of centre.
To show the advantages of the use of ICTs in teaching and learning.
Our challenge: To have an authentic network of innovation centres, where experiment and share all kind of ICT teaching learning experiences. www.centrosavanzadostic.es € 2.6 M
Internet in the Classroom (IiC): 5 action lines Action Lines 1 5 2 4 3 Equipment and infrastructure for the classroom + Maintenance (SLA) Training material Dynamization Monitoring and Evaluation Digital Content and Applications Laptops... PCs... Projectors... Interactive whiteboards... Training materials... Enseña Digital content... Programs... Summer Congress Agrega
IiC-1: Infrastructure Executed: 46% of the total “ Mobility and shared use” No. of laptops Projectors Interactive whiteboards Peripheral equipment Wifi networks Equipment provided for effective use in the classroom € 128 M
IiC-2: Digital contents and Applications Standard Open source Scalability Sharing (Nodes Federation) National standard + Contents Development + Sharing among administrations LOM-ES : is a LOM application profile developed in Spain to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning. It is a LOM metadata schema extension. A XML binding has also been developed. Creating and cataloguing Digital Learning Objects (“creative commons licenses”) Learning federation: accessing and sharing of digital learning objects using interoperability standards by regional nodes - AGREGA € 4.3 M € 3.7 M
IiC-2: Applications AGREGA = It is a federation of regional learning nodes repositories that provide teachers and pupils access to world-class online curriculum digital learning content using advanced interoperability technologies
Modular Contents allow the teacher to use them according to his needs in the classroom.
Can be accesed from a browser, CD/DVD or LMS
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines compliant.
Dialogues and texts multi-lingual (spanish, english and co-oficial spanish languages)
Under SCORM packaging and LOM-ES cataloguing
Developed under Creative Commons Licenses
The schools demand to the Administration digital and interactive, contents to be used in the classroom in a very easy way and by the students. Contents developed to be used for interactive whiteboards
IiC-3: Training, two actions in progress Producing training materials aimed at preparing the teaching community, through different training categories, for the use and educational application of ICTs Training materials 1 Offering onsite courses and support services in the use of ICTs aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and families, to complement and reinforce actions already being offered by the Educational Administrations Enseña 2 € 4.3 M € 6 M
Teachers need training in the didactic use of ICTs Integrating ICTs into the classroom's daily activities requires actions aimed at training in the effective and efficient use of technology
They allow a new approach the creation of a skills map
Commitment to methodological training didactic proposals applied in the classroom
They are flexible and modular and adapt to the teacher's requirements
flexible they have 3 levels of difficulty
modular they are divided in independent training modules
Training categories for self-training, online tutoring, in-class teaching
Based on unified criteria usability, accessibility and interoperability
Created in accordance with the “ creative commons ” licensing system
Catalogued under the LOM-ES standard and packaged according to reference model SCORM 2004 Multiplatform
Guidelines Objective IiC-3: Training materials
PRIVATE SECTOR: Definition and Implementation
Technical-Pedagogical Office : definition
Producers : Preparation of training materials
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION: Guidance and validation
Authorities of Ministry of Education and of the Education
Departments (17 regions)
Experts of wide renown
Red . es : Co-ordination and Management IiC-3: Training materials Participating agents
IiC-3: Training - Enseña Teachers who need to improve their skills in the use of the technological resources and Teacher trainers who need to know the advanced use of technological resources Families that need to know the technologies available in the education centres
As a complement and reinforcement of the Training actions that the Educational Administrations are offering.
Raise awareness among teachers to increase the uptake of ICT across schooling Stimulate teacher’s interest for continuous professional development and update of their technology skills Awareness raising on the adequate and safe use of ICTs Adoption of school policies – codes of conduct- regarding the authorised uses of Internet within the school, etc. (portal, intranet) 6 M€
1 Preparation and updating of a set of materials IiC-3: Training - Enseña 2 Onsite ICT courses and support services to teachers and teacher trainers Specific support and assistance to teachers in their own centres 3 4 Onsite guidance and promotion services for families 5 Web environment of the programme with all information and documentation Actions http://www.red.es/actividades/ensena.html
To analyse and share the best ICT solutions to favour school-family communication Study on school-family communication technologies solutions (2008) To discover the real availability of ICT resources, their use and the capacities and degree of satisfaction of teachers and pupils from the standpoint of teaching and learning Quantitative studies on ICT resources in education centres (2006 and 2008) To go into greater detail in the factors and contexts that have enabled success and in the teacher's basic skills for improvement Qualitative study on “best practices in the use of ICTs” (2007-2008) To prepare an online catalogue with the best ICT solutions and best practices for this type of student with special educational needs Study on the use of ICTs for students with Special Educational Needs (2007-2008) 1 2 3 4 IiC-4: Follow up and Evaluation 2 M€
To discover the real availability of ICT resources, their use and the capacities and the degree of satisfaction of teachers and pupils. Quantitative studies on ICT resources in education centres (2006) IiC-4: Quantitative studies said.... “ Training needs, especially in methodology” A very high percentage of them would like supplementary training in the different areas evaluated (especially methodology), even those areas where they have had previous training. “ Little confidence at the technical and teaching-related Levels” The teaching staff are more widely trained in “Office-like packages” than in teaching methodology, but in both cases only one in five teachers claim to be confident at a technical or teaching-related level. How do teaching staff use them and what relevant training do they have? What are seen as the key obstacles to a more widespread presence of ICT at educational centres? http://observatorio.red.es/estudios/educacion/index.html
1ST NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INTERNET IN THE CLASSROOM with the teacher as protagonist
Virtual conference established as a forum where the participants give and share experiences, and which will serve as a training and learning mechanism between equals, over more than 6 months : 1 April -30 October 2008
Multisite conference which uses ICTs as a mechanism of interaction between the sites, enabling greater participation of teachers (approx. 3.000 teachers) either participating or attending simultaneously, throughout 3 days, 26, 27 and 28 June 2008: Barcelona, Granada, Madrid and Santander
www.congresointernetenelaula.es 3 M€ Madrid Cantabria Andalusia Catalonia
Establishment of the Co-operation Framework between the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Education and the Regional Administrations, to strengthen and complement the strategies for promoting ICTs in Education.
Red.es as connecting point between the administrations and the private sector: detection of synergies and sum of efforts.
1st strong infrastructure action in centres: broadband, local area networks, PCs, etc. ( “Internet in Schools” )
Centralised purchasing Economy of scale Multiplication of results
Establishment of a network of innovative education centres in ICT use ( “Network of Advanced Centres” )
Model of effective introduction of ICTs in the classroom ( “Internet in the Classroom” ):
equipment for the classroom based on mobility and shared use
producing and sharing digital contents based on standards
reinforcing teacher training with specific actions
launching actions of raise awareness and Dynamization in the use of ICT