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Gintaras Steponavicius Plenary

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Gintaras Steponavicius Plenary

  1. 1. Integration of Information Technologies in Education Gintaras Steponavičius Minister of Education and Science
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>IT in Lithuanian school s </li></ul><ul><li>IT application perspective s </li></ul>
  3. 3. IT in Lithuanian comprehensive schools (I) http://blog.eun.org/p2v/2008/03/p2v_policy_visit_in_barcelona.html#more Current Lithuania n stage
  4. 4. IT in Lithuania n comprehensive school s (II) <ul><li>66 % of teachers use computers. </li></ul><ul><li>95 % of teachers use computer to prepare for lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>High level of Informatics, IT teachers’ competence. </li></ul><ul><li>Functional community of </li></ul><ul><li>active teachers using IT </li></ul><ul><li>in schools. </li></ul>
  5. 5. IT in Lithuania n comprehensive school s (III) <ul><li>97 % of schools use the Internet, 67.6 % of them use broadband Internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no pupils, who would claim they are computer – illiterate. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 52 % of </li></ul><ul><li>families ha ve </li></ul><ul><li>computer s at home. </li></ul>
  6. 6. IT in management <ul><li>Rapid reformation of education system; </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts to release teachers from bureaucracy; </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitions to accurately predict effects; </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant information about the situation in schools; </li></ul><ul><li>Plans to decentralize and to liberalize educational services; </li></ul><ul><li>EU Social fund; </li></ul><ul><li>Update the existing technology and some organizational solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to update information systems of education </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vision <ul><li>Personal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative and flexible learning environments for pupils and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>For individual learning in electronic space. </li></ul><ul><li>IT as a tool for new management </li></ul>
  8. 8. IT perspectives <ul><li>ICT will be used in various pedagogical sectors, it will become ordinary part of pupils and teachers life ; social networks and newest information exchange environment will take a part of traditional learning means and education activities functions. </li></ul><ul><li>In-service training means, digital methodical and teaching material variety will be expanded, more of these activities will be transferred to virtual space. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be decentralized ICT development, in which wide space for original ideas and initiatives will open. From 2010 onwards student voucher will be budgeted for ICT practice and to maintain infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>IT in education as conditio sine qua non . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proposal for development of Information Systems <ul><li>Education Management Information System (EMIS) (www.svis.smm.lt) </li></ul><ul><li>To forbid to collect information otherwise, to leave the path only trough EMIS ; </li></ul><ul><li>To create a universal education system for the exchange of electronic data model. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Vocational, Information, Counselling and Guidance System ( AIKOS ) (www.aikos.smm.lt) </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate AIKOS effectiveness according to users feedbacks, to create separate sites for different users. </li></ul><ul><li>Education portal Emokykla (www.emokykla.lt) </li></ul><ul><li>To create portal of education, which joins educational objectives and digital curriculum. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Concluding remarks <ul><li>IT integration in education persists a priority of the Ministry of Education and Science work. However it should be redirected to: </li></ul><ul><li>Education and science system users their current needs; </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of educational and scientific activities management, its quality and innovation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank you

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