Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
In many ways rural areas all over the world are neclected. It happened again with the rapid development of ICT - somewhere the rural areas were left behind. But ICT can in many ways play a vital role in improving education, in providing access to and to achieve quality education.
School in a Box
by Ciaran McCormack, Creative Manager at FIS Community, IADT, Dun Loaghaire, Dublin, Ireland.
"IADT School in a Box (SIAB) is a new FÍS/IADT Not-For-Profit initiative that addresses the global problem of inequitable access to modern educational tools. Access to Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICTs) can advance the well-being of rural populations in India and sub Saharan Africa. Seventy per cent of the poorest people in the world live in rural areas where low literacy is common – better education is seen as crucial for achieving advancement and sustainable development. The ability to deliver ICTs in this context has never been easier due to advancements in technologies that enable development of locally driven curricula and access to knowledge repositories via the World Wide Web." (from the website)
Read the article about the Ipad and SIAB training in Wellington, South Africa here.
TPACK iPads in Schools
by Dr Jenny Lane, Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and the Arts
Edith Cowan University
"The TIPS Project uses iPads to implement learning challenges in classrooms. This blog is designed to guide and support teachers and pre-service teachers as they explore ways of using iPads in classrooms." (from the blog)
Curated by Karen Stadler