ITCE Requirement II-IIT
2. Reflective statement of how ICT helps students’ learning
Students’ learning has been facilitated by educational software and digital resources in
a very large extent. There are a number of educational software available in the
market and I found them are very useful in students’ learning and teachers’ teaching.
For example, there are a lot of “drill-and-practice” software and web site available in
the market which can provide free and interactive online practice for students; there
are websites such as typing tutor and grammar tutor, they can provide extra and
interesting practice for students.
There are stimulations software available which can provide an experimental learning
context for students to apply their skills learnt in the lessons. They can also get a
better understanding of abstract concepts through simulative tasks. Besides, there are
a lot of computer-based tutorial available. These programs provide scaffolding
guidance for students to complete specific tasks.
Interactive learning methods such as audio, animations or hyperlinks are often
employed to facilitate students’ learning. Some of them also have question and answer
section to provide feedback and further support.
Apart from these education softwares, I found that using instructional games in the
lesson can often stimulate students’ interests. Online games like crossword puzzle,
jigsaw reading and bingo often require students to match a word with the right
definition. This can help students to learn new words or strengthen their
understanding of the words they have learnt; most importantly it looks fun and easy,
this can often help to enhance students’ interests in vocabulary learning.
When students need to group projects or presentations, they can always find useful
resources or materials online. A lot of free audio, videos, articles, journals or
guidelines can be search by searching engines such as yahoo and google.
After they have completed their projects or presentations, they can always share their
work with the others through online platforms such as intranet, blackboard, online
forum, facebook, etc. All of these free platforms for students to share their work,
interact and provide feedback for each other, it helps students to further develop the
Apart from the online resources, I found e-learning, teaching-packages and electronic
books(e-books)are very useful to facilitate students’ learning. Unlike the traditional
textbooks, e-books provide strong scaffolding exercises for students, this can help
students who are slow in learning. The answers of the exercises are easily obtained,
students can get the answers right after they clicked the answer button. This help to
facilitate the speed of learning as it is very efficient. Besides, powerpoints and
reference articles are always available, this provide extra resources to facilitate
students’ learning of the subject taught.