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Future of ICT


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A lecture for UTAS students in EPC353

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Future of ICT

  1. 1. The ‘Future’ of ICT … if we only dare to imagine…
  2. 2. Links <ul><li>Moursund chapter 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Finger et al. chapter 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to ponder.. </li></ul><ul><li>How can teachers ensure that we have a say in the shaping of the future? </li></ul><ul><li>How can understanding the history of ICT development influence our future use of ICT in schools? </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICT then… now… & the what if’s
  4. 4. A brief history of ICT Quite a trip!
  5. 5. Moore’s Law <ul><li>The number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years </li></ul>
  6. 6. Think… <ul><li>Colossus (cracked Enigma code and won WW2) </li></ul><ul><li>Cray supercomputers for weather forecasting </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops/netbooks </li></ul><ul><li>SmartPhones </li></ul><ul><li>What next ……..?? </li></ul>
  7. 7. ICT use in education today <ul><li>ICT has the potential to transform education through innovative learning teaching and assessment situations </li></ul><ul><li>learning occurs in complex, highly active situations ….. </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL: pupils required to solve complex and challenging problems through reflections and interaction with higher-level cognitive learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Making a difference with technology for learning Technology for learning helps to raise standards Technology helps to improve attendance Technology supports personalisation Technology improves efficiency and reduces administrative burden The results of e-mature schools improve faster than those of other schools School e-maturity correlates with lower absence rates Greater curriculum choice Enhanced inclusion Continuity of learning Streamline administrative tasks Integrated e-registration systems Digital resources Making a difference with technology for learning: evidence for school leaders. Becta 2006
  9. 9. Opportunities and Challenges
  10. 10. Opportunities <ul><li>Personalised learning </li></ul><ul><li>De-schooling or separation of socialisation and education </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge replaced by capability </li></ul><ul><li>Higher order thinking </li></ul>
  11. 11. Challenges <ul><li>Access to infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>NAPLAN and the ACARA national curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s opinions </li></ul>
  12. 12. The way forward <ul><li>Know your content </li></ul><ul><li>Know your pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to use the technology tool </li></ul>