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Integrating ICT in TVET for Effective Technology Enabled Learning

  1. 1. Integrating ICT for Effective Technology Enabled Learning Greig Krull 3rd FET & Partnerships Conference Kempton Park 18th March 2014
  2. 2. Agenda Context – Drivers and Constraints Key Trends and Challenges TVET Technology Integration Modes of Educational Provision Technology Outlook Principles for Success Discussion
  3. 3. Context 1. What is your biggest motivator to integrate technology into your teaching and learning? 2. What is your biggest constraint to integrate technology into your teaching and learning?
  4. 4. Motivators
  5. 5. Constraints
  6. 6. Bates & Sangra (2011) Goals for ICT Integration Increase flexible access for students Increase personal interaction between students and staff Develop student skills to identify, collect, analyse and apply knowledge Teach how ICT can be used in a profession or subject Develop 21st century skills Greater cost- effectiveness
  7. 7. Trends and Challenges
  8. 8. Global Trends and Challenges The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition Growing Usage of Social Media Integration of Online, Blended & Collaborative Learning Expanding Access Low Digital Fluency of Staff Keeping Education Relevant
  9. 9. The College System in SA Expand enrolments & campus space Improve quality of education Increase Foundation & NQF Level 5 Programmes Reduce mix of qualifications & uneven quality assurance Build partnerships with communities & employers DHET. (2014) White Paper for Post-School Education and Training
  10. 10. Integration of Technology in Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
  11. 11. Technology Integration in TVET Communication Comm Tools, Social Networking Teaching/Learning VLEs, eContent, eAssessment, Support Administration Records, Finance, Management
  12. 12. How do we use technology? Efficient way to transmit content Access a wider range of resources Facilitate 2-way communication Shift from content provision/testing To exploration, co-creation & interaction
  13. 13. Educational Technology Stack Adapted from Marquard, 2013
  14. 14. Implications for Educational Modes of Provision
  15. 15. Continuum of Educational Provision Face to face (F2F) Mixed Mode Distance Education On Campus Off campus Spatial / Geographic distribution of teachers and learners
  16. 16. Delivery using Technology No digital support Digitally Supported Internet-supported Internet-dependent Fully online Offline Online Extent of ICT support
  17. 17. A D C B Fully Offline Internet Supported Internet Dependent Fully Online Campus-based Hybrid / Blended Remote E Digitally Supported Mode of DeliveryOffline--><-----------Online-----------> B
  18. 18. Technology Outlook
  19. 19. Technology Outlook
  20. 20. Technologies & Strategies The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition Digital Publishing Mobile Phones Tablets Cloud Computing Social Media Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Flipped Classrooms Gamification Digital Identity
  21. 21. Top 20 Tools for Learning in 2013 © 2013 Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
  22. 22. Open Education Movement Open Source movement -> cost effective tools – Learner Management Systems (Moodle, Sakai, Canvas) – Student Information Systems (Fedena, Kuali, Open SIS) Open Education movement -> free quality content – Open Educational Resources (OER) – Open Courseware – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  23. 23. Open Educational Resources “OER are teaching or learning resources that have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software” (adapted from: Atkins)
  24. 24. Principles for Success
  25. 25. ICT Infra- structure & applications Connectivity / Internet Access Programme, Course & Materials Develop(Open) Licencing of Materials/ Resources Capacity Building Quality Assurance Change Manage- ment Areas to address In alignment with: Vision / Mission Strategic Plan Other Policies
  26. 26. Policy Level Issues • Students able to have own devices • Computer Laboratories • Applications (including Open Source) • Infrastructure Maintenance (equipment, backups etc) • Link to ICT policy 1. ICT Infrastructure & Applications • Sufficient bandwidth • Stable network • Wired and wireless access throughout campuses 2. Connectivity & Internet Access
  27. 27. Policy Level Issues • ICT as core component of teaching & learning (blended) • Use of OER to support materials development • Ongoing quality improvement • Staff recognition (financial, promotion, other, etc) 3. Programme, Course & Materials Design • Copyright and Creative Commons licenses • Encourage use of OER 4. (Open) Licensing & Intellectual Property
  28. 28. Policy Level Issues • Meet quality standards • Monitoring and evaluation 5. Quality Assurance & Evaluation • Professional development for academic and admin staff • Use of education technology in teaching & learning 6. Capacity Building • Advocacy of ICT integration • Institutional events & circulating materials 7. Change Management
  29. 29. Supporting Principles Adaptive to Change Build Capacity Open Education Collaboration Look to Add Value
  30. 30. A Final Thought Good teaching may overcome a poor choice of technology but technology will never save bad teaching Tony Bates (2012)
  31. 31. Thank you greigk_za Greig Krull Discussion This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
  32. 32. References • Bates, T (2012) • Bates, T and Sangra, A (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning. John Wiley & Sons. • Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (2013) Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 • DHET. (2014) White Paper for Post-School Education and Training. • Isaacs, S and Hollow, D, (eds) (2013) The eLearning Africa 2013 Report, ICWE: Germany. • Johnson, L, Adams Becker, S, Estrada, V & Freeman, A (2014). NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. • Marquard, S (2013). Educational Technology Stack. • Saide (2013) Considering Mode of Delivery in Education