The unfulfilled promise of ICT in education: teacher education, new learning, and 'classrooms' of the future in the Asia-Pacific region

Anderson, Neil, and Richards, Cameron (2004) The unfulfilled promise of ICT in education: teacher education, new learning, and 'classrooms' of the future in the Asia-Pacific region. In: Proceedings of EDU-COM 2004 International Conference. pp. 21-28. From: EDU-COM 2004 International Conference, 24-26 November 2004, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

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Increasingly, ICT (Information Communication Technology) has taken on an importance in formal education that is recognized around the world by governments in policies emerging from new learning theories and the requirements and possibilities afforded by a global economy and knowledge society (Papert & Cavallo, 2001). However, many wealthy or developed countries find that neither policy innovations nor large financial investments in ICT infrastructure for schooling are sufficient in themselves for effective integration of ICT in education. This paper will enquire into the paradox of how many of the unfulfilled promises of ICT in education represents a dilemma for formal education generally, and teacher education more specifically. Conversely, there are some useful projects in developing countries which remind us that necessity can be the mother of invention in more informal contexts of learning where people attempt to do a lot with very few ICT resources (e.g. the Ganokendra Centres in Bangladesh and the Jai Village project in Laos) - especially where educational purposes are seen as connected with wider community contexts and development.

Item ID: 7679
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-7298-0579-7
Keywords: ICTs; teacher educaton; technology education
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Conference theme "New Challenges for Sustainability & Growth in Higher Education"

Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2010 22:23
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 70%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 15%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 15%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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