The Impact of ICT in Teaching and Learning Practices
October 4, 2015
Can ICT really make a difference in the teaching and learning process?
Technology can expand learning and teaching opportunities through:
- Revisit learning and learn more independently
- Follow personalized learning pathways
- Learn more creatively and through rich media resources
- Engage dynamically and learn through ICT simulations of real-world events
Accessibility and Collaboration
- Access learning outside the school building and outside the school day
- Learn more collaboratively and communicate with a larger audience
Can ICT change how we teach?
ICT can change the teaching and learning process. It repositions the teacher from instructor to mentor and guide and allows them to:
- Help students develop collaborative working skills
- Help students access and evaluate resources and use real-world examples
- Provide feedback and guide learners to find answers
- Work collaboratively with other teachers and institutions to provide resources and learning opportunities
- Promote a wider audience, local and global, for their students’ work
Can ICT change what we teach?
Yes, the demands of the knowledge economy require new skills including:
- Teamwork and collaborative skills
- Ability to analyze and synthesize
- Ability to evaluate and question
Students need certain ICT skills to access and use ICT tools to support their learning.