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this is a research discussion of trends in the development and applications of New Media forms to societal needs esp. education

(internet technologies)

covering a range of key topics of special interest to ICTs and Education

comments suggestions questions highly welcome

first of all, i would want to sound a note of caution on the phenomenon of information persistence: blog entry jun 21, 2009
and i would review the Changing Stakeholders in the New Media Model (blog post of may 15, 2009)
and the relevance to academic communities

references to the Horizon Report

The 2009 Horizon Report is
a collaboration between
The New Media Consortium
and the
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

p5 talks about the phenomenon of Collective Intelligence

information literacy, Students are different, but a lot of educational material is not. Significant shifts are taking place in the ways scholarship and
research are conducted, and there is a need for innovation and leadership at all levels of the academy.

convergence has brought about another phenomenon. personalisation rights

p19 SAYS that
Collaborative work, too, is easier than ever before. Joint authoring of novels, comics, white papers,
and even textbooks is supported by tools designed for that purpose. Some of these have a specifically
educational focus, like Flat World Knowledge (, which aims to provide
free, peer-reviewed textbooks online.

you are welcome to join in to discuss strategies that will be used to bring about new or improved ways of teaching, learning for example,
The use of ICT to run instructional delivery systems:

( relevance to academic communities : teachers are now facilitators )

(continue this debate on coll. intelligence and how it ties in with the philosophy of constructivist learning
by alluding to submissions in a paper titled
The role of ICT in higher education for the 21st century: ICT as a change agent for education
by Ron Oliver of the
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia)

Contextual guides are

1. The Dakar Educational Goals

Improving all aspects of the quality of education and ensuring excellence for all
so that recognized measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all especially in
literacy and essential life skills.

2. The Millennium Development Goals

3. President s Committee on Review of Educational Reform in Ghana (2002) equal access to education;
life-long education; call for open college system (DE), utilization of ICT and the Establishment of National Distance Education Council (1997)

additional references:
ICT in Education
by Victoria L. Tinio

p12 asks
How ICTs can help transform the learning environment into one that is

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

Integrative learning. ICT-enhanced learning promotes a thematic, integrative approach to
teaching and learning.This approach eliminates the artificial separation between the different
disciplines and between theory and practice that characterizes the traditional classroom

Evaluative learning

many thanks to God Almighty, J Sackey, Wisdom, Bright et al


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