How Do You Say ‘Technology Integration’ in Namlish?
Hilary Wilder, William Paterson University, United States ; Perien Boer, Teachers College, Columbia U./Ministry of Education, Namibia, Namibia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
ICTs in Education encompasses a wide range of goals and strategies: from the use of educational technology by teaching professionals as an instructional medium, to the need for technology education in order to prepare the future generations of 21st century citizens, and the integration of technological literacy skills across curricular subjects as a way to blend the technology into the teaching and learning process. In Namibia, which is hoping that ICTs in Education will help the country meet the vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy by 2030, the lack of expertise and a legacy of apartheid-based pedagogy have led to the development of goals and strategies which focus on low level technology literacy (e.g. hardware and software specific application skills) at the expense of higher-level technology literacy which would facilitate standards like ISTE's NETS for Students. In this paper we will discuss the history of Namibia's ICTs in Education efforts and the evolution of technology integration in pre-service and in-service teacher education programs.
Wilder, H. & Boer, P. (2008). How Do You Say ‘Technology Integration’ in Namlish?. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2399-2402). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).