Search results for: Information technology (IT)
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The Impact of Changing Policies about Technology on the Professional Development Needs of Early Years Educators in England
This article explores the pedagogical technology continuing professional development (CPD) needs of early years educators in England. The findings reveal a difference in interpretation of ICTs between the UK governments and academic research that questions the merits of using ICTs for teaching. The practitioners associate ICTs with computers and software and mirror recent UK governments and their message that ‘e is best’. Furthermore, the practitioners view ICT as being a key CPD priority but they expect ‘instruction’ as opposed to directing CPD processes themselves.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2016
Cultural–Historical Activity Theory Perspectives on Constructing ICT-Mediated Metaphors of Teaching and Learning
Drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), this study explores ways of using information and communication technology (ICT) tools in pre-service teacher education to enhance and mediate the construction of metaphors of teaching and learning. The analysis revealed that ICT-mediated metaphors provided a unique opportunity for pre-service teachers to interact with teacher educators and peers.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2015
Implementing A Technology-Supported Model for Cross-Organisational Learning and Knowledge Building for Teachers
This article proposes that in teachers’ professional development, using the cross-organisational learning and knowledge building model (LKB model) might better connect individual and organisational learning and promote teacher professional development. The authors provide the developed and validated cross-organisational LKB model in the teacher development context with the support of e-portfolio. The authors also discuss the barriers to be overcome when applying the LKB model. Finally, the authors present scenarios developed together with the stakeholders.The findings reveal the following barriers in applying LKB model: teachers’ habits for documenting and externalising their knowledge, participation in cross-organisational communities of educators, and their technical preparedness.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify critical factors expected in new-millennium learners (NMLs) competencies to prepare for their future and to construct an indicator of educational performance with valid and reliable criteria. The researchers developed the measurement of educational performance for NMLs on the basis of previous research and theoretical background. The researchers also conducted a meeting of experts, pilot studies, and a nationwide survey to define and refine a concept of educational performance required by a knowledge society.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012
The Economic Effect of Education in an Information Technology–Penetrating Economy: Evidence From Hong Kong
The current paper examines the economic effect of education in terms of its impact on the earnings of workers in an information technology (IT). This study shows that the earnings effect of education and the interaction between education and IT penetration in the workplace are positive and significant, whereas IT by itself brings about a significant negative earnings effect.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The survey presented in this paper investigates teachers perspectives of the effectiveness of the European Pedagogic ICT Licence pilot test in Greece.51 primary and secondary education teachers participated in the study, immediately following the blended training course. Data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. The findings indicated that the teachers were satisfied with both their participation to the course and the knowledge they acquired from the training.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
This article outlines the major provisions of the TEACH Act as they relate to converting, creating and implementing digital media. Then it presents currently available content protection mechanisms for controlling access to and preventing copying of various file formats to comply with the Acts provisions and protect one's own and others' intellectual property.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2007