Presentation on theme: "E-Learning in Malaysian Schools Introduced in Malaysian higher institutions in 1998 Investments in ICT infrastructure in schools across the nation have."— Presentation transcript:
E-Learning in Malaysian Schools Introduced in Malaysian higher institutions in 1998 Investments in ICT infrastructure in schools across the nation have been made to enhance the use of technology in education Initiatives: –MySchoolNet –Malaysian Smart School –Computing Tablet Project –Computerization Program
The website http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/techcur/links/menu. htm Link to Discussion on the Issues
The Website http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/techcur/links/issu es.htm The Issues: Equitable Access Cost Time and Professional Development Educational Appropriateness & Effectiveness Safety Plagiarism
The Articles Equitable Access http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/13/51/1351.htm Cost http://www.electronic-school.com/199909/0999sbot.html Time and Professional Development http://www.mff.org/edtech/article.taf?_function=detail&Content_uid1=73 http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/profdevl/pd300.htm Educational Appropriateness & Effectiveness http://www.allianceforchildhood.net/projects/downloads/chapter2.pdf http://www.ictinedtoolkit.org/usere/p_page.php?page_id=58 Safety http://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/crimePrevention/eCrime/ Plagiarism http://www.geocities.com/rlped6620/module1/trend4.html Website: http://www.plagiarism.org/index.htmlhttp://www.plagiarism.org/index.html
Time and Professional Development The articles: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/profdevl/pd300.htm http://staffdevelop.org/howteacherslearn.html Reform requires that teachers learn new roles and ways of teaching. Teachers need to change to take the challenge in the educational reform movement. At the same time they have to be supported with continuous professional development. –But there is little support for providing time and resources teachers require for teachers to change their practice. Teachers need more time to work with colleagues, to critically examine the new standards being proposed, and to revise the curriculum. They need opportunities to develop, master and reflect on new approaches… To keep up with change, teachers need time to discuss with their colleagues, to collaborate and update the skills. –But not ALL agree with this.
Safety The website: http://www.csriu.org/index.html The article: http://www.netsafe.org.nz/Doc_Library/netsafepapers_johnhope_safety.pdf http://www.netsafe.org.nz/Doc_Library/netsafepapers_johnhope_safety.pdf Learning through internet is fun but the fun now is tinged with fear about the dangers of online pornography, sexual predators, bomb recipes and cult groups… School-only safety policies will have little effect on the overall well-being of students if similar steps are not being taken in the home. With unsupervised internet access, students can easily obtain unsafe material from home computer and verbally share it with other students at school, pass the URLs or printouts to others with no awareness of the teachers.
Conclusion Internet has and will continually change the ways of teaching and learning. Besides the challenges we have in integrating internet into curriculum, it actually offers unlimited opportunities and benefits for learning. To be innovative and creative, teachers should take the challenge and do not let the issues to be excuses. It is not only possible but also plausible with the urge to be updated educators.
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