An Overview: ET2

ET2

is concerned with “integrating technology into Teaching and Learning.” Specifically this is focus on introducing, reinforcing, supplementing and extending the knowledge and skills to the learner so that they can become exemplary users of educational technology.

ET2

will involve a deeper understanding of the computer as well as hands-on application of computer skills. But this is NOT to say that the goal of the course is to promote computer skills, rather, the course is primarily directed at enhancing teaching-learning through TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION.

ET2

aim to infuse technology in the student-teacher training, helping them to adapt and meet rapid and continuing technological changes, particularly in the thriving global information and communication technology (ICT) environment.

Objectives:
 To

provide education in the use of technology in instruction by providing knowledge and skills on technology integration-in-instruction to learners.  To impart learning experiences in instructional technology supported instructional planning  To acquaint students on information technology or IT-related learning theories with the computer as a tutor

To

learn to use and evaluate computer-based educational resources To engage learners of practical technology integration issues including managing IT classrooms, use of the internet for learning, cooperative learning through ICT. nels16_ph@yahoo.com

To

inculcate higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) and creativity among students while providing them knowledge of IT-related learning theories.

Reflection: 10 points each
 Many

college students are presently required to take computer course including word processing (MS office, Excel, PowerPoint) How do you think this will help application of skills needed in ET2?  For those who have done internet surfing/searching/reading, what do the websites offer users?  Do you think there are enough websites for educational purposes? Do you think there are many users of educational websites?

Educational Technology in the Asia Pacific Region
 New

Zealand ICT Goals and Strategy http://www.tki.org.nz/ict/ Goal Government with the education and technology sectors, community groups, and industry envisions to support to the development of the capability of schools to use ICT’s in teaching and learning and in administration.

Strategy It foresees schools to be: oimproving learning outcomes for students using ICT to support the curriculum oUsing ICT to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of educational administration oDeveloping partnerships with communities to enhance access to learning through ICT

Focus Areas oInfrastructure for increasing school’s access to ICTs to enhance education oProfessional development so that school managers and teachers can increase their capacity to use ICT.

Initiatives o An On-line Resource Center with centrally managed website for the delivery of multimedia resources to schools o A computer recycling scheme o A planning and implementation guide for schools o ICT professional development schools/clusters http://www.deet.gov.au/schools/adelaide/text.htm

Common features to planning, funding, and implementation strategies (EdNA) o Fast local and wide area networks linking schools across state and territories o Substantial number of computers in schools, ensuring adequate access o Continuing teacher training in the use of technology for instruction o Technical support to each school o Sufficient hardware and software o Digital library resources o Technology demonstration as models for school

Malaysia Smart School-level technology project
http://www.ppk.kpm.my/smartschool/ o Technology plays many roles in a smart school from facilitating teaching-learning activities to assisting with school management. Fully equipping a school includes: o Classroom with multimedia, presentation facilities, e-mail, and groupware for collaborative work. o Library media center with database for multimedia courseware and network access to the internet.

Computer lab. For teaching, readily accessible multimedia and audiovisual equipment  Multimedia development center with tools for creating multimedia materials. Computer studies as a subject  Studio/theater with control room for centralized audiovisual equipment, teleconferencing studio, audio room, video and laser disc video room  Teacher’s room with on-line access to courseware catalogues and databases, information and resource management systems and professional networking tools, such as e-mail and groupware

Server room equipped to handle applications, management databases and web servers  Administration offices capable of managing databases of students and facilities, tracking student and teacher performance and resources, distributing notices and other information electronically.

Singapore masterplan for it in education

http://www.moe.edu.sg/iteducation/masterplan/welcome.  The masterplan has 4 key dimensions: 1. Curriculum and assessment:  A balance between acquisition of factual knowledge and mastery of concepts and skills  Students in more active and independent learning  Assessment to measure abilities in applying information, thinking and communicating

2. Learning resources Development of a wide range of educational software for instruction Use of relevant internet resources for teaching and learning Convenient and timely procurement of software materials

3. Teacher development Training on purposeful use of IT for teaching Equipping each trainee teacher with core skills in teaching with IT Tie-ups with institutions of higher learning and industry partners.

4. Physical and technological infrastructure Pupil computer ratio 2:1 Access to IT in all learning areas in the school School-wide network, and school linkages through wide area network (WAN), eventually connected to Singapore ONE (broadband access service for high-speedy delivery of multimedia services on island-wide basis.

Hongkong education program highlights

http://www.info.gov.hk/emb/eng/prog_high/schoolprog.htm Government aims to raise the quality of school education by promoting the use of IT in teaching and learning. The IT initiatives are: On average, 40 computers for each primary school and 82 computers for each secondary schools About 85,000 IT training places for teachers at four levels Technical support for all schools An information education resource center for all schools and teachers

An IT coordinator for each 250 schools which should have sound IT plans  Computer rooms for use by students after normal school hours  An IT pilot scheme to provide schools with additional resources  Review of school curriculum to incorporate IT elements  Development of appropriate software in collaboration with government, the private sector, tertiary institutions and schools  Exploring the feasibility of setting up an education-specific intranet

Discussion: 5 points each
How do Philippine schools compare with other schools in progressive countries in the Asia Pacific Regions?  The Plan of DEPeD is to supply computers to public elementary and high schools at a ratio of 1 school to 1 computer. How adequate or inadequate do you find this plan considering that the public school system in the Philippines has an average of 1,000 students in each school.  What can be proposed so that the Philippines can cope up with its neighbors on IT education?  Filipinos, including students, are hooked up on cellphone texting. Is this enough for information skills literacy for our citizens and youths? Mentioned the benefits and disadvantages of our texting culture

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