[At-Large] Fwd: [CIVIC] Greater use of ICTs in education encouraged (Barbados)
Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 19:43:30 UTC 2012
Thank you Raul. I managed to have it translated in English. :)
On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 6:44 AM, Raul Bauer <raulbauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you Salanieta and all.
> For me has been a great pleasure to have the chance to share this week with
> all of you.
> For those interested on ICT & Education, I suggest to access
> www.webinar.org.ar (sorry, but all in Spanish), a webinar on ubiquitous
> learning (mobile and digital content) that is still open till the end of
> If someone is interested, I can share a pdf file with the main
> conclusiones of the previous webinar we have organized one year ago on "The
> 1:1 model (OLPC) as
> public policy in Education. A regional look" (sorry, but also, only a
> Spanish version).
> Raul Bauer
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
> salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > For those of you who are in San Jose, it has been great to meet you all.
> > would like to share some things we can learn from Barbados, see below:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Yacine Khelladi <yacine at yacine.net>
> > Date: Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:51 AM
> > Subject: [CIVIC] Greater use of ICTs in education encouraged (Barbados)
> > To: "Caribbean ICT stakeholders Virtual Community (CIVIC)" <
> > civic at dgroups.org>
> > Greater use of ICTs in education encouraged
> > http://www.barbadosadvocate.
> > http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=local&NewsID=23453>
> > 3/16/2012
> > Transforming education through technology will require emphasis on
> > how to create, how to collaborate and how to communicate in education
> > without neglecting the content.
> > That is according to one of the directors of Caribbean Online Academy,
> > Lora Woodwall, who delivered the featured address at the Ministry of
> > Education’s Barbados Technology in Education conference which opened
> > yesterday morning at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
> > “Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can help to transform
> > education by helping us to create, collaborate and communicate
> > and more effectively. However, in order to do this, we need to recognise
> > that a clear vision needs to be communicated, a strategic plan developed
> > and explicated and most importantly, people need to be at the forefront
> > that change,” said Dr. Woodwall.
> > She stated that educational leaders, educators and students all have a
> > critical role to play in the transformation of education and technology.
> > “The question is not whether technology can transform education, but
> > are we willing to make the changes that are necessary? Changes in the way
> > we manage education, changes in the way that we teach, changes in the way
> > that our students learn...”
> > Dr. Woodwall noted that for change to occur in the Caribbean, “We need to
> > inform the powers that be, that it is not our regard, if this is the
> > to have a system that is so examination driven but that takes a whole
> > society to say we want a different way of education. That is a huge
> > cultural change and that is going to take awhile to happen but it can
> > happen.”
> > She said that the other way this is possible is to use technology to
> > achieve the same aim.
> > “Barbados is highly regarded in the Caribbean and the wider world for its
> > education system even though that has been largely content driven, that
> > does not mean that you should throw out that whole way of looking at
> > and adopt a completely new way. I think there is room for combination, so
> > that we can make sure that our students still know the critical content
> > that we have the critical thinking and research skills that they need,”
> > said Dr. Woodwall.
> > According to her, teachers will also need to work on locating and
> > material to tailor the resources to the needs of Caribbean students.
> > She added that students need to be taught how to effectively search for
> > information online and how to evaluate the resources that they find.
> > Dr. Woodwall stressed that educators are key to the integration of ICTs
> > the education system and any changes must have their involvement and
> > support.
> > This, she said, would require teachers to have the necessary knowledge
> > skills and understand the role of technology in teaching and learning.
> > The conference runs for three days and is free to the public. It includes
> > an exhibition displaying various institutions that work with technology,
> > which many primary school students enjoyed viewing yesterday morning.
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