ICT integration in Teacher Education: Using Open Educational Resources


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Presentation by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Director, CEMCA at the South Asian Minnisters Forum on 12 February 2013 at New Delhi.

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  • Teacher education to think about pedagogy, content knowledge of teachers, use of technology, students concerns, as well as the social cultural milieu of the teachers.
  • ICT integration in Teacher Education: Using Open Educational Resources

    1. 1. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia ICT integration in Teacher Education Using Open Educational Resources Sanjaya Mishra Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia12 February 2013
    2. 2. Commonwealth Educational MediaCentre for Asia Established by the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada in 1994; Agreement with Govt of India in 1998; Status of a Diplomatic mission in 2000 To assist governments and institutions to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using multiple media in open, distance and technology-enhanced learning
    3. 3. What are the big challenges? Number of untrained teachers, including vocational education teachers Concern for quality of teacher training Access to technology Faith on technology to assist improving access and quality of education Quality of student learning (joyful, as well as learning for living)
    4. 4. COL and Teacher Education Quality assurance of teacher education Green Teacher programme OER for English language teaching TESSA Partnership (for teacher education materials) Child Friendly Schools
    5. 5. CEMCA: Teacher Education Focus Teacher education institutions adopt blended approach to ICT integration in continuing professional development – Developing a Community of Practice for Teacher Educators – Imparting ICT skills to Teacher Educators Underlying belief: increased use of ICT by teacher educators will play a cascading effect on appropriate use of ICT by teachers in the classroom
    6. 6. Teacher Education: Holistic view Pedagogy Content StudentTechnology Teacher
    7. 7. Technology Innovation: COL TabletserverA tablet used asa server can host an LMS or CMS such as Moodle or Wordpresspre-loaded with learning materials. An external battery can power the wireless router off-grid for up to 12 hours.A portable wireless router can broadcast a network that students can connect to http://techpaper.colfinder.org/
    9. 9. OER: What and Why• Emergence of the term OER, 2002• National Knowledge Commission, India (2007 Recommendation on OER)• OER Paris Declaration, 2012• Sharing of educational materials as national resources• Providing opportunity for lifelong learning, and continuous professional development• Strengthening ODL approaches through quality learning materials
    10. 10. Open Licensing To share educational material – Reuse – Revise – Remix – Redistribute No permission required as long as the open license is respected
    11. 11. What needs to be done for TE? Understanding open license Developing OER in teaching subjects OER Policy development
    12. 12. Emerging OER initiatives NPTEL is an example TESS-India (in early stage) TESSA
    13. 13. OER as panacea for all problems? Capacity building of teachers and teacher educators on ICT use and integration of OER in teaching and learning Creating a culture of sharing and contribution to OER Being prepared to handle ICT empowered learners Collaboration through Community of Practice
    14. 14. Thank YOU