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Research discussion of trends in the development and applications of ICTs in Education

Before we begin today’s, recap of last 2 weeks,

“It’s one thing to encourage providers to develop ?open source? wares and to promote measures
that encourage publishers, colleges and universities to reduce costs and save students money.
But it’s another thing entirely for the federal government to use taxpayer dollars to provide
services that will undercut those offered by self-sustaining private enterprises.
. . . More than half a dozen major textbook publishers, including Pearson,
McGraw-Hill, Cengage, W.W. Norton & Co., and John Wiley & Sons, as well as hundreds of
smaller providers, develop and distribute online educational content.”

“Traditional colleges
and universities build online course content according to the organizational and financial logic
of what Tony Bates once called the cottage model?. ”

credit: http://highereducationmanagement.wordpress.com/

Today’s session titled QA in ICT Education
relevance for our academic communities

References:

ICT in Education by Victoria L. Tinio

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How can ICTs help transform the learning environment into one that is
learner-centered?

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
approach.

We are looking at these in the broader contexts of

The Dakar Educational Goals
and

The Millennium Development Goals

For the big picture blog post on UNIVERSALITY OF ACCESS, 2009 LIFELONG LEARNERS

HENCE THE NEED FOR LIFE-LONG EDUCATORS (HOW are HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (HEIs) PREPARING
STUDENTS TO BECOME LIFELONG LEARNERS/EDUCATORS)

(QUALITY ASSURANCE in ICT EDUCATION)

WELCOME TO join in the discussion, contribute

George Siemens of the univ. of manitoba records September 11, 2009 address by John Hagel talking about Passionate Creatives

QUESTION: how do you evaluate the impact of wikis on learning?

KEYWORDS: edits, co-authorship, article/page connectedness

So model of asynchronuous comm, NEW MEDIA MODEL comes in by the use of threaded conversations
for student assessment and evaluation

(Might invite Dr Yidana, to talk more on project based pedagogies, A PARADIGM SHIFT)

Discuss:
a. The use of ICT to run instructional delivery systems:

The (COL) plan TO INCLUDE

Open educational resources herald
the emergence of a global intellectual
commons.
CREDIT: WWW.COL.ORG

Proposals, all stakeholders welcome

SOME QUALITY ASSURANCE METRICS (ICT EDUCATION IN HEIs)

1. How the ICT course can be made to revolve instead on and around principles and applications
of ICTs, e.g. the phenomenon of technological convergence; the fact that university education demands computer psychology, new media literacies etc.

2. How the student is being taught to appreciate the fact that ICT course lecturers and instructors
now assume facilitator roles and the supply of e-Resources to document this e.g. UNESCO publications etc.

3. Revisions and enhancements of ICT course content.

4. The inclusion of a Radio lecture series on ICT phenomena (for all ICT course students).

5. The use of the internet by lecturers and instructors for ICT course instruction e.g. blogging,
WikiEducator.org, ICT4D.org and other web 2.0 tools.

References (cont’d)

Blurton, C., New Directions of ICT-Use in Education?. Available online.

Evaluative learning

The role of ICT in higher education for the 21st century: ICT as
a change agent for education
Ron Oliver
Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

“Until computers are available at home, a nationwide network of Community
Learning Centres should be set up stocked with computer laboratories with broad
band access and trained staff to access online distance learning courses. ”

Credit: Bikas C. Sanyal
International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO

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