Hi course mates! Welcome to the online lecture for this week. :) Here's what we like you to do! View the video Get an overview of what the IT masterplan 1,2 & 3 are all about Get an insight to our critique Share your thoughts about using IT in the classroom or critic the master plan 3. Your critique can be positive and negative ones. Make sure you have viewed the tutorial on how to edit this mind map. The tutorial video can be found at www.mindmeister.com. For the log in username and password to edit the map, please refer to the mass email sent by us. You can either use the account we created or sign up on your own. Take part in the poll Feel free to edit or share any additional relevant stuff on this mindmap. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Izyan at email@example.com. She will be glad to assist you. :) Cheers and Enjoy!
Provision of basic ICT infrastructure
Equipping teachers with a basic level of ICT integration competency
Establishing baseline ICT standards for students
Strengthening the integration of ICT into the curriculum
Seeding innovative use of ICT among schools
Students possess competencies for self-directed and collaborative learning through the effective use of ICT, Competencies in technology literacy, Higher-order thinking skills & life and collaboration skills
Teachers have the capacity to tailor and deliver ICT-enabled learning experiences for students to develop these competencies, Have quizzes or tests that are customized to an individual student
School leaders provide the direction and create the conditions to harness ICT for teaching and learning
The ICT infrastructure that supports teaching and learning anywhere, anytime - wireless internet access, piloting 1-notebook-to-1-pupil ratio in more schools, and higher data bandwidth to the Internet
Help students with special needs, especially students with physical disabilities
Make lessons more interesting and dynamic, teachers can leverage of ICT tools that can help to complement their lessons
Capture student's attention and sustain thier interest, students will be more motivated and attentive
Keep up with technology and generation of digital natives
student can learn independently and collaboratively at the same time, passive students can contribute effectively as well
wide range of online ICT tools that can be used for teaching and benefit the teachers
Cyber-bullying and social issues, affects communication and social skills with their peers when learning independently, need to spend time addressing cyber-bullying issues
Inconsistent technical/IT support, some school's server are very slow and do not update their classroom desktops
Additional Workload, teach the students how to operate ICT tools on top of the curriculum, To find and create ICT resources that suit the curriculum and the learning styles of students,, At the end of the day, it is still pen and paper examination
Time consuming, may take a longer time getting familiar with ICT tools such as data loggers and PDA, teachers are not able to finish syllabus, takes more time to prepare because resources are not readily available.
Unwillingness to use ICT, resist ICT because of unfamiliarity with technology or unwillingness to try something new
Ineffective use of ICT, Technology may not serve to enhance learner's understanding or help achieve learning outcomes
Lets's Poll! Please complete the poll in order; from the top to the bottom link.
IT can be a good attention-grabber., It can sustain students' interest., It can be a good source of motivation.
Using IT to deliver lessons offers students learning through multiple modes., caters to different learning styles of students
IT gives students opportunities for collaboration and independent learning., collaborative learning through interaction enables students to learn more
Planning a lesson using IT requires a lot of preparation and back-up plans in case of technical problems.
IT provides opportunities for students to 'travel' beyond the classroom, raises cultural awareness, increases world knowledge
Positive, Students are required to learn various literacy skills to effectively utilise ICT., Critical literacy, Visual literacy, Cultural literacy, Encourages educators to constantly upgrade and keep up with advancements in technology and teaching approaches., provides exposure to new teaching approaches
Negative, Infrastructure-wise, many schools are still not sufficiently equipped or given support., If the objectives of Master Plan 1 & 2 have not been met, the objectives of Master Plan 3 might be too ambitious., Some teachers may be resistent to using IT or may not be familiar with the tools., Education policies might or might not change teachers' perceptions and attitudes., teachers may have to attend courses to widen their knowledge on the use of IT tools, It widens the gap between IT-savvy students and those with poor IT skills or do not have computers at home., collaborative learning may help to overcome this problem