Presentation on theme: "EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION"— Presentation transcript:
1 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION LESSON 3
2 To provide confidence to educators that they are taking the right steps in adopting technology in education, it is good to know that during the last few years, progressive countries in the Asia Pacific region have formulated state policies and strategies to infuse technology in schools.
3 NEW ZEALAND 2001 ICT Goals and Strategy Government with the education and technology sectors, community groups, and industry envisions to support to the development of the capability of schools to use information and communication technologies in teaching-and-learning and in administration.NEW ZEALAND 2001 ICT Goals and Strategy
4 STRATEGY It foresees schools to be: STRATEGY It foresees schools to be: . Improving learning outcomes for students using ICT to support the curriculum . Using ICT to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of educational administration . Developing partnerships with communities to enhance access to learning through ICT.
5 FOCUS AREAS. Infrastructure for increasing school’s access to ICTs to enhance education. Professional development so that school managers and teachers can increase their capacity to use ICT
6 INITIATIVES. An On-line Resource Center with a centrally managed website for the delivery of multimedia resources to schools. A computer recycling scheme. A planning and implementation guide for schools. ICT professional development schools/clusters
7 AUSTRALIA IT INITIATIVES Students should be confident, creative and productive users of new technologies, particularly ICTs, and understand the impact of these technologies on society (Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for schools)AUSTRALIA IT INITIATIVES
8 Fast local and wide area networks linking schools across the state and territory Substantial number of computers in schools, ensuring adequate accessContinuing teacher training in the use of technologyTechnical support to each schoolSufficient hardware and softwareDigital library resourcesTechnology demonstrations as models for schools
9 MALAYSIA SMART SCHOOL-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY PROJECT Technology plays many roles in a Smart School from facilitating teaching-and-learning activities to assisting with school management .MALAYSIA SMART SCHOOL-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
10 Classrooms with multimedia, presentation facilities, e-mail, and groupware for collaborative work Library media center with database for multimedia courseware and network access to the internetComputer laboratory for teaching, readily accessible multimedia and audiovisual equipment
11 Multimedia development center with tools for creating multimedia materials. Computer studies as a subjectStudio/theatrette with control room for centralized audiovisual equipment, teleconferencing studio, audio room, video and laser disc roomServer room equipped to handle applications, management databases and webservers
12 Teachers’ room with on-line access to courseware catalogues and databases, information and resource management systems and professional networking tools, such as and groupwareAdministration offices capable of managing databases of students and facilities, tracking student and teacher performance and resources, distributing notices and other information electronically
13 SINGAPOREAN MASTERPLAN FOR IT IN EDUCATION FOUR KEY DIMENSIONS: * Curriculum and Assessment . A balance between acquisition of factual knowledge and mastery of concepts and skills . Students in more active and independent learning . Assessments to measure abilities in applying information, thinking and communicatingSINGAPOREAN MASTERPLAN FOR IT IN EDUCATION
14 LEARNING RESOURCESDevelopment of a wide range of educational software for instructionUse of relevant Internet resources for teaching-and-learningConvenient and timely procurement of software materials
15 TEACHER DEVELOPMENTTraining on purposeful use of It for teachingEquipping each trainee teacher with core skills in teaching with ITTie-ups with institutions of higher learning and industry partners
16 PHYSICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Pupil computer ratio is 2:1Access to It in all learning areas in the schoolSchool-wide network, and school linkages through wide area network (WAN), eventually connected to Singapore ONE (a broadband access service for high-speedy delivery of multimedia services on island-wide basis.
17 HONGKONG EDUCATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Government aims to raise the quality of school education by promoting the use of IT in teaching and learning.HONGKONG EDUCATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
18 IT initiatives:On average, 40 computers for each primary school and 82 computers for each secondary schoolAbout 85,000 IT training places for teachers at four levelsTechnical support for all schoolsAn Information Education Resource Center for all schools and teachers
19 An IT coordinator for each of 250 schools which should have sound IT plans Computer rooms for use by students after normal school hoursAn IT Pilot Scheme to provide schools with additional resources
20 Review of school curriculum to incorporate IT elements Development of appropriate software in collaboration with government, the private sector, tertiary institutions and schoolsExploring the feasibility of setting up an education-specific Internet