Peck and Denise Dorricott Technological tools can foster students' abilities, revolutionize the way they work and think, and give them new access to the world. If we removed all of the computers from schools tomorrow, would it make a big difference in the knowledge and skills students demonstrated upon graduation?
When we look at an education project, we have a simlar list that is a must to be funded and planned out for a successal ICT4D project in education The 5 key principles we stress are: Appropriate, affordable, and assessable ICT hardware 2. Locally applicable software, OS, and content 3.
Design for local energy, Internet, and environmental issues 4. Proper training for staff, teachers, and users 5.
Local capacity building for long term support and maintenance There are too many pictures of smiling faces around a computer lab when it opens, but not so many smiles 6 months later. Perhaps you would consider adding variations of the following to your list: It is important to measure affective outcomes, but it can be a challenge to measure them accurately.
One must be cognizant of the Hawthorne Effect in any educational technology initiative. Clayton April 28, CRW The Howthorne effect is an interesting phenomenon, i had not thought of it, but i will think of how to handle it Boruett April 26, Interesting read.
The gap in teacher readiness is one that provides opportunities for improvement. In the health sector in many sub Saharan African countries, the teachers of health professionals are often not prepared for a teaching role. Rather, the fact that they themselves have qualified in a particular health profession, say nursing for example, is qualification enough to be employed in a nurse training institution.
Even in countries such as Uganda where there is a Health Tutors college, a blind eye is often turned to this requirement because of the shortage of tutors and because there is only 1 health tutor college and hence not enough supply to meet the ever increasing demand.
This realisation of the need to have teaching skills to improve on training outcomes has led to the development of initiatives to address the gap.
This, and other such initiatives, provide an opportunity to transfer further skills to tutors in the use of educational technology, and therefore impact its adoption in the health sector.
A move towards partnerships in the development of educational technology could also help with the barrier of cost. Many countries prefer to develop from scratch their own learning content, which often requires a lot of resources — time, money, people.
Regional forums could be leveraged to allow for the re-use of learning materials across a number of countries. After all, anatomy and physiology, for example, does not change from country to country.
Thank you for sharing. April 30, Thank you Diana for sharing initiatives in Africa regarding the preparation of teachers.Welcome to ECNO! Education administration in Ontario is changing and so are we. Knowing there is strength and cost savings in working together the ECNO board, staff and committees are doubling down on our commitment to listen and respond to school board needs.
The Administrator's Role in Technology Integration Teachers often come under fire for their failure to fully integrate technology into their classrooms. The Role of Technology in Education. 3 comments; Is it possible to design educational video games and software tools that hold children’s attention in the same way that computer games do?
An example of such efforts comes in the form of the Essa Academy in Bolton, the United Kingdom.
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