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ICT in a Education

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Computers in Schools
Not a very impressive record
­ 1980's ­ 1 micro. per school
­ Insufficient investment
­ Insufficient training for teachers
­ No upgrade strategy
· Outright purchase has often meant that schools soon
have redundant hardware on their hands
­ ICT used by interested teachers, but not…

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Possible benefits of ICT today
WP, SS and DTP applications widely used to
improve the presentation of projects and
Access to Internet offers unlimited sources
­ Discuss pros and cons of internet materials
Interactive teaching packages available on CD
Distance learning facilities
Links to other schools or businesses

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Will computers replace teachers?
Technology will make teachers redundant ...
Pupils will lose the skills of social interaction ...
Computer-aided learning packages have many
­ Students can work at their own pace, repeating sections
they don't understand
­ Computers are endlessly patient
­ The material is presented in a…

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Will computers replace teachers?
At the same time, there are disadvantages in
this method of learning.
­ It can be very boring sitting in front of a
computer screen
­ a computer may not motivate students in the
same way as a good teacher

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Useful applications for Education
­ Use of text, graphics, animation, video and sound to
produce educational materials
­ Packages available to allow pupils to create their own
multimedia projects
Authoring Software
­ Software which allows any user (pupils or otherwise) to
create multimedia applications
The Internet in schools


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