Presentation on theme: "Lily Huggins some of use of technology has overshadowed passion of teachers in schools Inappropriate use of technology an issue in schools e.g. whiteboard/smartboard."— Presentation transcript:
Lily Huggins some of use of technology has overshadowed passion of teachers in schools Inappropriate use of technology an issue in schools e.g. whiteboard/smartboard technology not used well Rachel Shanks - PhD student, School of Education blogs too much like hard work E-journal and email groups very useful 1 Student Panel discussion
Donna Deficits – education is a right not a privilege: technology may exacerbate digital divide Accessiblity – software, tools not available at home Mature students IT skills Loss of social interaction Issues for foreign students Amanda Peer mentor for 1 st yr students – use facebook & social networking sites to get in touch 1 st yrs emailing assignments to check referencing Students worried about financial and housing Pre-induction, not many opportunities for use of ICT to support this 2 Student Panel discussion
Desh Time to support new international students is an issue Aaron Porter - summary Presence of academics in social networking Support for different levels of IT skills necessary - could harness more skilled student peers Networking of international students would help Questions Is there a tension in needing to be seen using ICT vs being able to use it appropriately? Is technology being used effectively? Initial Teacher training courses emphasise appropriate use of ICT, Staff skills – there are steps/processes staff need to go through before can begin to use ICT appropriately 3 Student Panel discussion
Dissemination of sharing of good practice – can be an issue Turnitin – being used to encourage academic integrity among students Aaron Porter Feedback – NSS & postgrad experience survey highlights issues, some universities using Amazon process to track submission of assignment Experience of turnitin Positive in Aberdeen Donna – good tracking system, turnitin used by some psychology tutors, frightening – need to ensure that people know what theyre doing Lily – use of Moodle to submit assignments and receive feedback 4 Student Panel discussion
Challenges for peer support Bradford has a team of 5 IT student supporters to assist with software & hardware support, dedicated training sessions plus surgeries Issues with finding authentic information via Google, effective use of search engines not taught? Role of technology in group work – employer criticism of HE that group working skills not taught, are academic staff up to speed with use of technology to enable group work e.g. wikis? Digital divide is an issue but cant go backwards! Has to be a move to find solutions to problems of inclusivity. Gap some academic staff need to bridge becoming larger. 5 Student Panel discussion
Digital divide access to ICT a socio-economic issue not just about digital literacy skills would timetabled support help? peer/mentor support would be better as would reward senior students and enable less able students to develop necessary skills. provision of lap-tops for students would help reduce divide 6 Student Panel discussion
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