ICT and Me

At the beginning of this course I had a very limited understanding of the relationship between ICT and pedagogy. In particular, I had a very limited understanding of how to use ICTs in the classroom to enhance and transform teaching practices and student learning. During past professional experience placements, I used a limited range of […]

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The Sabre-Tooth Curriculum

Description of an Experience Today I read an article titled ‘ICT in English Schools: Transforming Education?’ In this article, Yang (2012) argues that ICT use in schools has not had a transformative impact on teaching and learning. The use of ICT as a learning tool has long been acclaimed as a catalyst for educational transformation, […]

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Dude, Where’s My Flying Car?!

Description of an Experience Today I read an article titled ‘The Transformation of Learning with Technology’ (Bush & Mott, 2009). In this article Bush and Mott argue that teachers are failing to use technology to transform teaching and learning. Despite predictions of “a significant transformation of teaching and learning that would be facilitated by technology” […]

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ICT and Literacy

Introduction What does it mean to be literate in the 21st Century? What is the place of ‘traditional literacies’? What are ‘multiliteracies’ or ‘new literacies’? This blog post will address these key questions around what it means to be literate in the 21st Century and how digital technologies have influenced traditional definitions of literacy resulting […]

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