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ICT Program
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Dilanthe Withanage

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ICT Program

Initiative of

Java World Congress www.javaworldcongress.org 19-20-21 Nov 2010
2010-2020 People’s Decade of ICT, English & Management

What is Education ?
• Education in the broadest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual.

• In its technical sense education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.

Knowledge (Head)

Attitudes (Heart)

Skills (Hand)

Education

ICT
Information & Communication Technology OL ICT

Aims and General Objectives of the OL ICT Syllabus

Aims
• Develop a base for the further studies in ICT

• Acquire the skills necessary for the application of ICT based solutions to problems • Appreciate a range of applications of ICT tools and the effects of their use

• Use ICT to enhance learning

Objectives
The student will • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the components and functions of an information processing system
• Appreciate the potential of various ICT tools in information processing and uses these appropriately in problem solving • Understand that ICT is a rapidly changing discipline and the necessity to keep pace with changes

Objectives
• Demonstrate an awareness of social, ethical and safety issues related to ICT • Identify appropriate study paths in IT to pursue higher studies based on ability and aptitude

• Become competent in analyzing a problem and providing solutions using ICT • Demonstrate the ability to search, locate and evaluate various information sources and use that information for required purpose.

Teaching Learning Strategies
• Student-centered approach must be adopted to assist the students to learn. • Collection , production and use of Resources such as reports, wallpapers, and charts, Organizing exhibitions, visits to installations, are also possible strategies.

• Educational and various training software can be used in the teaching/ learning process.

Teaching Learning Strategies
• Students must be trained to use the facilities and potentials of computers in their day-to-day work and for educational purposes.
• Medium of Instruction in English , But may be taught in English with the mother Tongue. (Technical Vocabulary)

School Policy and Programmes Development of IT is so rapid , therefore
liaise with IT organizations, relevant IT companies in order to update the knowledge of the students. Public lectures with the help of academics and professionals

School Policy and Programmes

quiz programs, debates in ICT
IT society/club in the school.

Guiding to national/international examinations classroom/s level mini-library for ICT

Assessment Scheme

• School Based Assessment
• National Level Examination

School Based Assessment (SBA)
As specified by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka

National Level Examination

(1) Question Papers
Objective type paper – One hour – Number of question 40 (40 Marks) Structured paper - Two hours – 8 Questions to be answered out of 10. (60 Marks)
This will be conducted at the G.C.E.(OL) examination

National Level Examination

(2) Project by the student guided by the teacher. The teacher must certify that the output is the effort of the individual student. Projects would be marked according to given criteria.
The project has to achieve a pass mark for the student to pass in the theory paper

Subject Contents and Time Allocation

Content 1 Fundamentals of ICT 2 Data Representation and Internal Operations of the Computer 3 Generic Software
4 Information Systems

Theory 10 11

Practical 3 2

08 26

44

5 Programming Concepts 7 Web Site Development 8 IT and Society
9 Group Project

17 8 13
13

35 18

Grade 10

Competency & Competency Level

1.Investigate the Place of the Computer in the World of Information 2.Selects & Uses of Computer Hardware 3.Investigates the Methods used for Data Representation in Computer Systems

Competency & Competency Level 4. Uses Boolean Algebra to work effectively with Logic Gates 5. Works effectively with operating Systems 6. Uses Word Processing Software to solve Day to Day Problems

Competency & Competency Level

7. Uses Spreadsheets to Solve Simple Statistical Problems 8. Uses Presentations Software to Design Electronic Presentations 9. Develop Simple Data Bases to Elicit Information

Grade 11

Competency & Competency Level
10. Writes Programs to Solve Problems

11. Designs & Develops an Information Systems to Manage Information in Efficient & Effective Manner 12. Uses Internet for Effective Search & Communication

Competency & Competency Level
13. Develops Multimedia Contents to Express Ideas Effectively 14. Develops Simple Web Sites incorporating Multimedia Technology
15. Compares & Contrasts benefits and Issues related to ICT in Society

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