Training Informatics Teachers in Managing ICT Facilities in Schools
Haralampos Tsaknakis, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece ; Charalambos Mouzakis, Chrysanthi Tziortzioti, Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, Greece
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this paper we describe and analyse the results of a training project for 3.200 informatics teachers in Greece. The purpose of the project was to provide new knowledge on ICT to informatics teachers, to help them keep abreast of rapid technological evolution and to enhance their ability to manage school ICT facilities. The training methodology was based on a blended learning approach combining traditional classroom-based approaches with ICT-supported distance learning methods. It included workshops, seminars, in-school practical training, online support and synchronous tele-training. Based on data gathered during and after the training process, a study was conducted in order to assess the overall impact of the project. The investigation focused primarily on identifying teachers’ perceptions about each one of the different components of the blended learning methodology and on assessing the level of satisfaction from their participation in the training courses.
Tsaknakis, H., Mouzakis, C. & Tziortzioti, C. (2009). Training Informatics Teachers in Managing ICT Facilities in Schools. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1092-1097). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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