Technology In Education,The Key Factors For Success Inna Stevens


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Technology In Education,The Key Factors For Success Inna Stevens

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