Are ICT introduced in Schools?


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Are ICT introduced in Schools?

  1. 1. Rome, 4-5 December 2008 <ul><li>Giovanni Biondi , EUN Chairman </li></ul><ul><li> Are ICT introduced in schools? </li></ul>
  2. 2. The first EUN meeting took place in Brussels i n 1998 and the situation was this: <ul><li>TV was the dominant entertainment technology </li></ul><ul><li>There was a limited use of PCs in schools . In American schools, where the use of PCs was more widespread ( 1 pc every 10 students ), the PC was used at least once a week but only in 6% of the cases </li></ul><ul><li>The use of mobile phones was not very common amongst young people </li></ul>The beginnings
  3. 3. Source: La vita quotidiana di bambini e ragazzi, Indagine ISTAT (2008) In the period 2000 - 2008 the % of children and young people (3-17) who use a PC rises from 41.7% to 59.8% What has happened over the last ten years
  4. 4. Internet usage rate moves from 28.5% in 2000 to 66.9% in 2008 In the same period the use of mobile phones increases amongst young people: the percentage has increased from 55,6% to 92% (with the largest increase to be found amongst the younger ones) Fonte: La vita quotidiana di bambini e ragazzi, Indagine ISTAT (2008) What has happened over the last ten years
  5. 5. <ul><li>The whole scenario has changed </li></ul><ul><li>there are now numerous technological devices </li></ul><ul><li>available to the general public and there are new uses for traditional devices </li></ul>What has happened over the last ten years
  6. 6. <ul><li>For example, mobile phones are not used simply to phone but also for : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sending/receiving messages ( 81,3% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>playing games ( above 50% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping a telephone directory ( 42,7% ) </li></ul></ul>Source: La vita quotidiana di bambini e ragazzi, Indagine ISTAT (2008) What has happened over the last ten years
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>4. taking and sending photos ( 38,8% ). This function is at the seventh place, followed by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. shooting, sending and receiving videos ( 15,2% ), recording conversations ( 10,3% ) , using the diary ( 11,2% ), connecting to the internet ( 4,2% ) </li></ul></ul>What has happened over the last ten years Source: La vita quotidiana di bambini e ragazzi, Indagine ISTAT (2008)
  8. 8. <ul><li>Developments of computer labs and huge investments for </li></ul><ul><li>making hardware widely available </li></ul><ul><li>Convinction that ICT in schools equals having PC s </li></ul><ul><li>Low level of interest in digital contents that still in the second </li></ul><ul><li>half of the 90s are considered of low quality </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the PC as a device, mainly for word processing </li></ul>Past trends
  9. 9. <ul><li>A technological scenario characterized by a plurality of tools and their necessary integration </li></ul><ul><li>Transition from web 1.0 to web 2.0 , the social net </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissal of the e-learning platforms inspired by transmissive model in favour of Knowledge Management and Learning Environment models based on activities </li></ul>Future trends
  10. 10. <ul><li>LO characterized by the SCORM standards </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and the relationship between commercial and free content produced by teachers (for example, digital assets and LO) </li></ul>Development of new digital content
  11. 11. Development of new digital content <ul><li>ICT migrates FROM the computer labs INTO the classrooms with : </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>New organisation of teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(schools without classes, integration of different media and books, collaboration among schools as in e-Twinning) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ECDL gives place to the New Digital Skills </li></ul>
  12. 12. The present These are the Eminent themes and these are the priorities for the EUN work-programme!
  13. 13. The Future in already on! A selection from YouTube: A vision of students today By M. Wesch, Kansas State University A short video summarizing the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like,… or Education Today and Tomorrow Pay Attention Thanks