Perspectives and Policies on Educational ICT in Catalonia, Spain

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4 March 2010 (Thursday) | 14:00 - 15:00 | http://citers2010.cite.hku.hk/abstract/10 | Mr. Jordi VIVANCOS, Head of the Knowledge and Learning Technologies Unit, the Council of Education of Catalonia

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Perspectives and Policies on Educational ICT in Catalonia, Spain

  1. 1. Perspectives and Policies in Educational ICT in Catalonia, Spain<br />Jordi Vivancos<br />CITERS 2010<br />
  2. 2. Index<br />Overview of Catalonia Education System<br />Background of ICT in Education<br />1 to1 computing: current ICT policy <br />Future Perspectives <br />
  3. 3. Georeference & Context<br />
  4. 4. Catalonia figures<br /><ul><li>Area: 32.000 Km2
  5. 5. Population: 7.500.000
  6. 6. 16% of all Spain
  7. 7. Capital city: Barcelona
  8. 8. GDP/h (2009): 29.000 €
  9. 9. Languages: Catalan Spanish</li></li></ul><li>Catalonia education snapshot<br />Compulsory and free from 6 to 16<br />Multilingual <br />Inclusive schooling<br />Competences based curriculum (2006)<br />Public service: state & private schools<br />Students: 1.200.000<br />Teachers: 105.000<br />Schools: 4.600(65% public funded)<br />Education budget (2010) 5.300 M€<br />
  10. 10. Competences based curriculum<br />Key <br />competences<br />
  11. 11. Alf. In<br />Digital competence = convergence of literacies<br /> Information literacy + Media literacy + ICT literacy<br />
  12. 12. Background of ICT in Education<br />Sustained policies for promoting ICT in Education since 1983.<br />All Primary and Secondary schools connected to Internet in 2000 <br />Large availability of Web Learning Resources<br />Long effort in ICT teacher inservice training<br />Small scale 1 to 1 pilot projects<br />Interregional collaboration trough ICT plans, leaded by Education and Industry Spanish Ministries<br />Internet in the School (2002-2005)<br />Internet in the Classroom (2006-2009)<br />
  13. 13. ICT research evidences:PIC Report (2004), REDES (2006), SITES (2007)‏<br /><ul><li>Teachers and students express a muchhigher degree of access to the Internet than the rest of the population.
  14. 14. The impact of ICT in education is low, if compared to other sectors. and countries.
  15. 15. Teachers tend to use ICT for instruction, rather than promoting methodological innovations.
  16. 16. Organization of school time, curriculum framework and lack of time, are declared main inhibitors factors.
  17. 17. Integration of ICT wasnot a priority for most school principals.</li></li></ul><li>XTEC a network for teachers and schools<br />Launched on 1995. Space to share good practice and Learning resources. <br />Audience: 170.000 daily visitors.<br />
  18. 18. Edu365.cat: A Digital learningresource portal<br />Launched on 2001. > 12.000 hours of interaction<br />Audience: 130.000 daily visitors.<br />
  19. 19. Educational web portals audience<br />
  20. 20. Spectrum of ICT in classrooms<br />
  21. 21. Internet bandwidth in schools<br />100Mb<br />20-40 Mb<br />8 Mb<br />4 Mb<br />1-2 Mb<br />
  22. 22. Internet access from home EU countries (2009)<br />Catalonia<br />Source: Eurostat 2009<br />
  23. 23. Drivers for 1to1 computing policy<br />Digital competence mandatory by new Education Law. <br />Government commitment for Digital inclusion.<br />Research evidence that ICT is adopted slowly.<br />Need to reduce families and government expenditure on textbooks.<br />Dropping cost of netbooks.<br />Build on the vision of OLPC and following the path of similar international initiatives.<br />
  24. 24. ICT in Education: an evolutionary process<br />Context <br />Which content and methodologies facilitate rich learning environments?<br />- 1:1<br />Resource<br />How to integrate<br />ICT in subjects?<br />- 1:10<br />Content<br />What to teach of<br />computer literacy?<br />- 1:100<br />2010<br />1980<br />2000<br />1990<br />
  25. 25. School 2.0 Program (2009-2012)<br />State wide Program launched on May 2009.<br />Cofinancing investements<br />General framework:<br />One netbook for every student and teacher, from upper primary to lower secondary<br />Every classroom with WIFI and IWB<br />Provision of Digital Learning Resources by AGREGA platform<br />Methodological approach to ICT in Teacher training<br />Encouraging families to participate in the project<br />Agreements with companies <br />
  26. 26. Educat1x1: Catalonia 1to1 initiave<br />4 years plan within the framework of Spanish School 2.0 program<br />Specificities:<br />Project starts in secondary education<br />Participation is voluntary and decide at school level<br />Netbooks are property of families that pay half the cost of personal equipment .<br />Push to publishers for digital content production<br />
  27. 27. Project initial deployment<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baqiW8sOxhY<br />
  28. 28. Project timeline<br />Initial phase started in September 2009, with 6.500 students from 70 Secondary schools<br />Today: 25.000 students from more than 250 secondary schools (over 10 schools joining every week).<br />September 2010: 90.000 students from 600 lower secondary schools are expected.<br />2011-12 : Upper primary classes are scheduled to join the project, to complete 250.000 students.<br />
  29. 29. 1 to 1 budget (2009-2012)<br />School 2.0 investment 200 M€/year (cofinanced by State & Autonomous gov.)<br />Catalonia budget (> 35 M€ / year) covers:<br />Classrooms equipment<br />Computers subsidies for students<br />Digital Learning Resources<br />School VLE deployment<br />New approach for Teacher inservice training<br />Internet access (not covered by cofinancing)<br />
  30. 30. A netbook in every student and teacher backpacks<br />Source : bitsOfBobs<br />
  31. 31. Interactive Whiteboard, Wifi and battery power in every classroom<br />
  32. 32. Push to supply digital learning content from publishers<br />From textbooks to <br />Digital Learning Resources<br />
  33. 33. VLE in over 70% secondary schoolsA platform for ubiquitous learning<br /> Identifyer / password<br />Classroom access<br />Comercial or Open digital learning resources<br /> Home access<br />Learning activity monitoring<br />
  34. 34. DLR: From “Tiles to mosaics” strategy<br />
  35. 35. Need for repositories of OER developed by teachers<br />http://Alexandria.xtec.cat<br />
  36. 36. Teacher training new focus<br />Digital Inclusion <br />Web based learning scenarios<br />Digital learning Resources evaluation<br />Ethical and safe use of Internet<br /> Methodology<br />+<br />Curriculum<br />Planning<br />+<br />Software<br />Classroom management <br />VLE <br />Software tools<br />ICT equipment<br />Computers, IWB, communications... <br />
  37. 37. Social network for Teacher support<br />
  38. 38. Minimum 10” screen<br />Batteries > 4 hours<br />Weight < 1,5 kg <br />Protected hard disk<br />Dual boot (Linux – Windows)<br />Computer family cost is 150 €<br />20% of students fully subsidised.<br />Different provision models<br />Netbooks requirements<br />
  39. 39. Assessment <br />and support<br />Collaborative work <br />for Knowledge building<br />e-pedagogy<br />Family participation<br />e-Responsibility<br />Networked<br />professional <br />development<br />School <br />VLE<br />Digital Learning <br />Resources<br />e-maturity Plan<br />Policies 2.0<br />Digital <br />Classrooms<br />Open standards<br />Students<br />Teachers<br /> e- Inclusion<br />Digital<br />competence<br />Methodological<br />Innovation<br />School<br />Administration<br />Advanced ICT infrastructures<br />
  40. 40. Thank youjvivancos@xtec.cat<br />

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