INTEGRATING ICT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING:INTEGRATING ICT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING:INTEGRATING ICT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING:INTEGRATING ICT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING:CCCCOUNTRTY REPORT: MALAYSIAOUNTRTY REPORT: MALAYSIAOUNTRTY REPORT: MALAYSIAOUNTRTY REPORT: MALAYSIAbyShamsuddin HassanShamsuddin HassanShamsuddin HassanShamsuddin HassanEducational Technology DivisionMinistry of Education MalaysiaTel:60320925373 email:firstname.lastname@example.orgAbstractAbstractAbstractAbstract
Malaysia has long recognised the importance of ICT to spur the national development. National IT Council and National IT Agenda were formulated in 1990 and 1996 respectively. This is further emphasised under the Vision 2020 policy in 1996.The policy project Malaysia to be a fully developed nation by 2020. The Government has embarked on a high impactprogramme - The Smart Schools initiative – in 1999 to realise that vision in the education field. In an effort to measure the status of the schools in terms of ICT culturisation and integration of ICT in education, a Smart School QualificationStandard (SSQS) was introduced in 2007. About 4,000 schools have been rated and 89% have shown to be practicing various levels of ICT integration in teaching and learning. A case study involving 1856 teachers indicated that teachersneed a lot of help in ensuring ICT is properly integrated into the classrooms. A summary of the status of the integration asper the Guidelines provided by UNESCO is also given together with challenges and proposed solutions.
Introduction:Introduction:Introduction:Introduction:'Information Communications Technologies,' (here with a particular emphasis on the 'information' dimension)will require that governments reassess preconditions: regulations (direct or indirect), levels of democracy, ideaformulation and other aspects that will develop the process of knowledge and information exchange
.UNESCO defines the term ‘information and communication technologies (ICT) as:
The system of various technologies, tools, and devices that are used to transmit, process, store, create,display, share or exchange information by electronic means
Various technologies such as computers and its peripherals, video, radio, television, compact disc (CD), DVD,telephone (mobile and fixed line), personal digital assistants (PDA), digital cameras, satellite systems, networkhardware and software as well equipment and services associated with these technologies, such as videoconferencing, emails, web logs (blogs), social networks (such as Facebook, Friendsters, and Twitters), fallunder this rather large umbrella term.Malaysia has introduced various initiatives to facilitate greater integration of ICT especially in the field of education, as outlined in the country’s ICT Master Plan
. This paper provides a brief outline of the ICT policyand ICT initiatives in Malaysia. Further, a case study on a programme undertaken by the EducationalTechnology Division, Ministry of Education in helping teachers to integrate ICT in teaching and learning was