Introduction

y Globalization and technological change processes that have accelerated in tandem over the past fif-teen years have created a new global economy powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge. y The emergence of this new global economy has serious implications for the nature and purpose of educational institutions.

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2012 . January 24. Tuesday.Introduction y As the half-life of information continues to shrink and access to information continues to grow exponentially. schools cannot remain mere venues for the transmission of a prescribed set of information from teacher to student over a fixed period of time.

schools must promote learning to learn. but those who cannot learn. will not be those who cannot read and write. y The illiterate of the 21stcentury. and relearn. 2012 . according to futurist Alvin Toffler. unlearn.Introduction y Rather. : i. January 24. the acquisition of knowledge and skills that make possible continuous learning over the lifetime.e. Tuesday..

Online course materials. or learning characterized by a time lag between the y delivery of instruction and its reception by learners. they acquire a set of life skills in the process. 7 days a week y The development of interactive courseware could involve students. anywhere y . One defining feature of ICTs is their ability to transcend time and space. may y be accessed 24 hours a day. When students are engage in the design and development of multimedia. Tuesday. January 24. 2012 . for example.Anytime. y ICTs make possible asynchronous learning.

a wealth of learning materials in almost every subject and in a variety of media can now be accessed from anywhere at anytime of the day and by an unlimited number of people. January 24.Access to remote learning resources. With the Internet and the World Wide Web. y Teachers and learners no longer have to rely solely on printed books and other materials in physical media housed in libraries (and available in limited quantities) for their educational needs. 2012 . Tuesday.

2012 . songs. comic skits. dramatizations.Learners motivated to learn y ICTs such as videos. Interactive radio likewise makes use of sound effects. and other performance conventions to compel the students to learn Tuesday.sound. January 24. moving images can be used to provide challenging and authentic content that will engage the student in the learning process. television and multimedia computer software that combine text. and colorful.

2012 . Tuesday. y The integration of ICT in lessons can be a catalyst to boost students self-confidence.Learners motivated to learn y ICT stimulates young students sensory and cognitive curiosity. January 24.

January 24. 2012 .Promotes learner centered approach/ learner thinking approach y can promote the shift to a learner-centred environment. Tuesday.

2012 .Facilitating the acquisition of basic skills. January 24. y Educational television programs such as Sesame Street use repetition and reinforcement to teach the alphabet. shapes and other basic concepts. colors. numbers. Tuesday. y The transmission of basic skills and concepts that are the foundation of higher order thinking skills and creativity can be facilitated by ICTs through drill and practice.

Enhancing teacher training. January 24. 2012 . y ICTs have also been used to improve access to and the quality of teacher training. Tuesday.

2012 . whenever appropriate. thus providing a platform for student inquiry. calculation and analysis of information. work on real-life problems in-depth. January 24. making learning less abstract and more relevant to the learner s life situation. Tuesday. analysis and construction of new information. y Learners therefore learn as they do and.Active learning y ICT-enhanced learning mobilizes tools for examination.

and experts regardless of where they are. teachers. Tuesday. January 24. Apart from modeling real-world y interactions.Collaborative learning. 2012 . ICT-supported learning provides learners the opportunity to work with people y from different cultures. thereby helping to enhance learners teaming and communicative skills y as well as their global awareness. y ICT-supported learning encourages interaction and cooperation among y students.

This approach eliminates the artificial separation between the different y disciplines and between theory and practice that characterizes the traditional classroom y approach. Tuesday. integrative approach to y teaching and learning. January 24. 2012 .integrative learning y .ICT-enhanced learning promotes a thematic.

y ICT-supported learning promotes the manipulation of existing information y and the creation of real-world products rather than the regurgitation of received information.Creative Learning. Tuesday. January 24. 2012 .

or print-based educational technologies. 2012 . ICT-enhanced learning recognizes that there are many different learning pathways and many different articulations of knowledge. Unlike static. January 24. ICTs allow learners to explore and discover rather than merely listen and remember Tuesday.text.Evaluative learning ICT-enhanced learning is student-directed and diagnostic.

2012 . January 24. Tuesday.Enhancing access.

Tuesday. January 24.Raising the quality of education y Interactive Radio Instruction project has been the most comprehensively analyzed. 2012 . y Findings provide strong evidence of the project s effectiveness in raising the quality of education as demonstrated by increased scores on standardized tests as well as improved attendance.

Raising the quality of education y ICT tools offer students various learning opportunities in schools. visualization of abstract concepts and relationships. 2012 . August 16. experimentations and conduct ofSunday. January 24. These tools offer students with opportunities for learner autonomy. 2009 inquiries with simulation Tuesday.

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