Transforming Learning Using ICT- A Time to Move Away From Integration Models
Miriam Tanti, Des Matekja, Australian Catholic University, Australia
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
A key focus in Australian schools and higher education settings has been on the use of e-Learning tools and information and communication technology (ICT) integration using authentic assessment. The implementation of these approaches challenges us to use ICT as a tool for change. Much of what is referred to as integration is more accurately described by Finger, Russell, Jamieson-Proctor and Russell (2007), as transformation. However, there is a critical difference between ICT transformation that demonstrates change and its reasons, and ICT integration. Each comes from differing paradigms with varying outcomes and directions. This paper critically examines practices and strategies for ICT use in the classroom and explores the differences between the two paradigms, namely the integrative and transformative models from a higher education perspective. This paper challenges the ‘integrative’ model of technology use that encourages the acquisition of skills in contrast to the ‘transformational’ model where ICT is used to enhance the curriculum content.
Tanti, M. & Matekja, D. (2008). Transforming Learning Using ICT- A Time to Move Away From Integration Models. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3079-3084). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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