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Designing learning activities for a technologically integrated curriculum

Chandra, Vinesh (2008) Designing learning activities for a technologically integrated curriculum. In Fisher, Darrell, Koual, Rekha, & Wanpen, Supatra (Eds.) Fifth International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, January 16-19, 2008, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand.

Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) now play a significant part in many classrooms. New and sophisticated technologies are introduced to the education market regularly. But no matter how good the tools, unless teachers are convinced and willing to design, develop, and implement appropriate pedagogies that use the new technologies; the new gizmos are unlikely to succeed in classrooms. In many schools across the globe, teachers have blended new technologies in an array of innovative ways. This paper describes such an initiative which is currently underway at a high school in Queensland, Australia. A group of year eight students (first year in high school) and their teachers in the Technologically Integrated Curriculum (TIC) Program use ICT and related technologies in all their subjects. Purpose-build rooms accommodate the students to do their work at school. They also use Blackboard to access learning materials after school hours. Qualitative data were gathered from teachers (N =10) through structured and unstructured interviews to ascertain their perceptions of the new initiative. Teachers in this program had between 5-30 years of teaching experience. This investigation identified challenges faced by teachers and identifies the factors and the key questions associated with designing learning activities in a technology rich learning environment.

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ID Code: 17815
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: ICT, teachers, blended learning
ISBN: 1740675886
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 11:10
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:08

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