About this Course
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Why and how are teachers integrating ICT (Information and Communication Technology) into primary education? In this course we analyse examples from schools in different parts of the world, and bring professional teachers, headteachers and policymakers together to share their best ideas and inspiring stories. The materials in the course are based on studies carried out for the UNESCO Institute of IT in Education, Moscow. Learning Outcomes: to be aware of the range of reasons for using ICT to critique the strategies for developing ICT over time to analyse the strengths and weakness of different decision-making mechanisms to become familiar with a wider range of useful tools and resources for integrating ICT...
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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ICT and the 21st Century Primary School

This week will enable you to be aware of the range of reasons for using ICT and to critique the strategies for developing ICT over time. You will also analyse the strengths and weakness of different decision-making mechanismsand become familiar with a wider range of useful tools and resources for integrating ICT...
Reading
7 videos (Total 52 min), 7 readings
Video7 videos
Types of Learning and Learning Technologie11m
The 21st Century School Environment19m
Action Plans and Policies for Integrating ICT8m
Creating a Lesson Plan5m
Using and adapting an existing learning design2m
Exporting your design to Wordm
Reading7 readings
Recording & Sharing Yours Ideas10m
Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 110m
Learning and Creating with iPads in Kindergarten10m
Definition of Learning Types10m
ICT in Primary Education Analytical survey - Please read this chapter10m
Please Read this Chapter - Vignettes in ICT in Primary Education10m
Please Read - Survey of Schools: ICT in Education10m

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4 hours to complete

How does ICT make a difference?

This week will enable you to identify different dimensions of change at the school level due to the integration of ICT and to be aware of new opportunities for global participation facilitated by technology. You will also begin to understand the features involved in effective professional development and be aware of how children perceive the use of technology in a school context...
Reading
7 videos (Total 19 min), 6 readings
Video7 videos
Dimensions of change within the school4m
School teachers/leaders talking about changes in their schools - Jonathan Bishop1m
School teachers/leaders talking about changes in their schools - Elizabeth Wagner de Huero1m
School teachers/leaders talking about changes in their schools - Susan Skidmore1m
Beyond the school3m
Students' Perspective4m
Reading6 readings
Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 210m
Major changesm
Sharing activity: your reaction to leaders' testimonies10m
Guide to discussion prompts about change dimensions5m
National and international initiatives and projects10m
Week 2 - Children's voice activity30m

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3 hours to complete

Pedagogical changes achievable through ICT

This week will introduce the primary school teaching community and enable you to contribute to the integration of a range of effective ICT-based practices and pedagogies. In addition we aim to increase understanding of the differences in teaching and learning styles, and how different learning activities can contribute to the depth of learning. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Learning Types7m
Project Introduction4m
Geography3m
English2m
Chemistry3m
Health4m
Maths4m
Literature6m
Teacher Perspectives3m
Reading2 readings
Reading and Activities: Week 310m
Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 310m

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5 hours to complete

Technology opportunities

This week we aim to encourage you to know different categories of ICT tools, their affordances and different criteria to be applied when selecting them. As well as be able to analyze the needs for digital content and various strategies how to get it, share, or develop and to be aware of the potential of ICT to support computational thinking, to reflect on the needs, priorities, and future plans for further developing and extending the digital environment....
Reading
5 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Choosing technology6m
Digital content7m
Computational thinking6m
Programmingm
Reading2 readings
Reading and tasks: Week 410m
Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 410m
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Top Reviews

By SGMar 22nd 2018

I love this course. It opened my mind about so much that I can do as a teacher. Would encourage others to do it.

By BAMar 3rd 2018

Great depth and interesting topics for primary teachers to gain an insight into IT.

Instructor

Professor Diana Laurillard

Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies
London Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education, University of London

About University of London

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