Educational Technology in the Asia Pacific Region


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Educational Technology in the Asia Pacific Region

  1. 1. Australia North KoreaBrunei South KoreaCambodia LaosPeoples Republic Malaysiaof China Marshall IslandsHong Kong Federated States ofMacau MicronesiaFiji NauruIndonesia New ZealandJapan PalauKiribati Papua New Guinea
  2. 2. Philippines VietnamSamoa United States Territories American SamoaSingapore GuamSolomon Islands Northern Mariana IslandsThailand Sometimes included -Timor-Leste India (member of the EastTonga Asia Summit)Republic of China Mongolia (landlocked country(Taiwan) in East Asia)Tuvalu Myanmar (Burma) (memberVanuatu of the ASEAN) Russia (the Russian Far East borders the Pacific Ocean)
  3. 3.  ICT refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. It is similar to Information Technology (IT), but focuses primarily on communication technologies. This includes the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums. WIKIPEDIA
  4. 4. E-learning is the computer and network- enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. often involves both out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum. Wikipedia
  5. 5. Blended learning Refers to learning models that combine traditional classroom practice with e- learning solutions.Open and distance learning a way of providing learning opportunities that is characterized by the separation of teacher and learner in time and place.  WIKIPEDIA
  6. 6. ICT strategy recognizes thefocus must be on extending anddeepening educationalexperiences to work towardsfurther developing an innovativeand thriving society.
  7. 7. envisions to support the developmentand capability of schools to useinformation and communicationtechnologies in teaching-and-learningprocess and administration. WWW.TKI.ORGTo enhance the development of students’knowledge, understanding, skills andattitudes through the appropriate andeffective use of ICT. UNESCO
  8. 8. For all students, irrespective of their backgrounds: To develop the knowledge. Understanding, skills and attitudes; To participate actively in society; To achieve in global economy; and To have a strong sense of identity and culture.
  9. 9. It foresees schools to be: Improving learning outcomes for students using ICT to support the curriculum. Using ICT, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of educational technology. Developing partnerships with communities to enhance access to learning through ICT.
  10. 10. Infrastructure for increasingschools’ access to ICTsProfessional development
  11. 11. On-line Resource CenterComputer recycling schemePlanning and implementation guideICT professional developmentschools/ clusters
  12. 12. Students should be confident, creativeand productive users of newtechnologies.ICT enables better and morepersonalized learning.ICT provides powerful and effectivetoolICT can improve efficiency and moreeffective decision- making.
  13. 13. Fast local and wide area networksSubstantial number of computersContinuing teacher training in theuse of technology for instructionSufficient hardware and softwareDigital library resourcesTechnology demonstration
  14. 14. How will we change learning and teachingpractices?What is digital resources are available andhow will we use them?How will teachers and other staff learn touse ICT resources?How will we maintain student’s onlinesafety?How can ICT be used to help us introducethe national curriculum?
  15. 15. Difference between ICTinfrastructure planning and ICT strategic planning Comprises computers, mobile devices, peripherals, networks and operating software used by students, teachers and other staff. Requires careful technical management and support services.
  16. 16. Difference between ICTinfrastructure planning and ICT strategic planning Requires a whole school strategic focus. Shift from teacher- centered to student- centered learning MOYLE (2006)
  17. 17. “VISION 2020”Philosophy of Education calls for“developing the potential of individuals ina holistic and integrated manner, so as toproduce individuals who areintellectually, spiritually, emotionally andphysically balanced and harmonious.”
  18. 18. ICT for all studentsThe role and function of ICT ineducation as teaching and learningtoolUsing ICT to increaseproductivity, efficiency, andeffectiveness of the managementsystem.
  19. 19. ICT-enabled Smart Schools act as acatalyst within this process.The Government envisages that all schoolswill be converted into Smart Schools bythe year 2010.The three pilot applications are: teaching learning materials; a more accurate assessment system; and an integrated management system.
  20. 20. Classrooms with multimedia, presentationfacilities, email and groupware forcollaborative work.Library media canterComputer laboratoryMultimedia development centerStudio/ theatretteTeachers’ room with on-line accessAdministration offices capable of managingdatabases of students and facilities
  21. 21. The ministry is constantly working to enrich and transform the learning environments of students and to equip them with the critical competencies to succeed in a knowledge economy. A key thrust is the integration of ICT into lessons to enhance students learning.MISSION A catalyst in harnessing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enrich learning and teaching.
  22. 22. The goal of the “In2015” Education and Learning plan is to foster an engaging learning experience to meet the diverse needs of learners in Singapore.The plan aims to achieve these outcomes: Our people experience engaged learning and enriched lives, and Singapore benefits from enhanced national capacity Our educational institutions, with their pervasive and innovative use of ICT, are magnets for global talent Our ICT industry is recognized for its innovative Education and Learning products and services.
  23. 23. Creating an enriching and personalizedlearner-centric environment ineducational institutionsBuilding a nation-wide Education andLearning infrastructurePositioning Singapore as a centre forinnovation in the use of ICT technologiesfor the Education and Learning sector.
  24. 24. A balance between acquisition of factualknowledge and mastery of concepts andskills.Students in more active and independentlearning.Assessment to measure abilities inapplying information, thinking andcommunicating
  25. 25. Development of a wide range ofeducational software for instructionUse of relevant Internet resourcesfor teaching-and- learningConvenient and timely procurementof software materials
  26. 26. Training on purposeful use of ITfor teachingEquipping each trainee teacherwith core skills and teaching withITTie- ups with institutions ofhigher learning and industrypartners
  27. 27. Pupil computer ratio of 2:1Access to IT in all learning areas in theschoolSchool wide network and school linkagesthrough wide are network
  28. 28. The Hong Kong Special AdministrativeRegion (SAR) government launched a five-year ICT strategy in schools in late1998.During the past decade there has beenan exponential growth in the use ofinformation and communicationtechnology (ICT) which has madepervasive impacts both on society and onour daily lives.
  29. 29. On average, 40 computers for eachprimary school and 82 computers foreach secondary school.About 85, 000 IT training places forteachers at four levelsTechnical support for all schoolsAn information Education ResourceCenter for all schools and teachers
  30. 30. An IT coordinator for each of 250schools should have sound IT plansComputer rooms for use by studentsafter normal school hoursAn IT Pilot SchemeReview of school curriculumDevelopment of appropriate software incollaboration with government, privatesector and tertiary institutions andschoolsExploring the feasibility of setting up aneducation- specific Intranet