Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education is the process of using information and communications technology to support, enhance, and optimize the delivery of information.
Information and communication technologies are currently a way for teachers to access a wide range of new pedagogy so as students learn more effectively. These technologies are also being used to enable teachers to do administrative tasks more efficiently. It is vital today for teachers to be able to use technologies in every setting in order to support any kind of teaching practice. Some of the aims of using ICT that are going to be covered in the course are:
- To teach and present ideas and content (interactive board).
- To assess pupils and teach them through material of networked areas in the system (taking responsibility over learning).
- To support teachers in keeping records and monitoring students.
- To urge teachers in constantly developing professionally through professional networks and other associations.
The course emphasizes on the importance of Information and communications technology in education through analyzing the multiple areas where it can be used, applied and adjusted.
The course consists of one multiple choice quiz carrying a weight of 100% towards the final course grade. In order to successfully complete the course and obtain your certificate you need to achieve an overall grade of 50% or above at the quiz.
What will I learn?
This course covers the integration of ICT in a learning and teaching context and examines different ICT models. More specifically, it covers the definitions and benefits of applets and virtual manipulatives, the impact of ICT when applied to teaching and learning, along with its affordances and associated challenges, and the influence of the internet on our lives and on the educational sector.
WEEK 1: Learning through Technology and ICT models
This week covers the history of ICT, the integration of ICT in a learning and teaching context and presents the different ICT models.
WEEK 2: Practical Applications of applets and virtual manipulative in Learning
This week covers the definitions and benefits of applets and virtual manipulative and their implementation on the learning and teaching process
WEEK 3: Online Learning, affordances and challenges of ICT applications in teaching and learning
This week covers the concept of online and blended learning, the impact of ICT applications in teaching and learning along with its affordances and associated challenges.
WEEK 4: Internet and Society
This week covers the influence of the Internet in our lives and in Education and focuses on Cybercrimes and the safety on the Internet.
WEEK 5: Final Quiz