www.ict-in-class.net
January 2006

www.ict-in-class.net

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The integration of ICT into learning and teaching on the primary and  econdary school level is a relatively new and complex field. It entails a new  form of  eaching and learning based on a greater individual  implication of the learner and  brings about a change in the role  of the teacher within the class environment. Teachers in both developed and  developing countries  are exploring optimal solutions and, thus, can always benefit  from relevant resources and an exchange ofexperiences. The Swiss Institute for  Media in Education and Culture  (educa.ch), involved in    he promotion and coordination of the integration of ICT in  the Swiss education system, in partnership with the Swiss Agency  for Development and Cooperation  (SDC) developed a thematic website titled ‘ict-in-class’. The  website aims at  providing an entry  point for teachers with no previous  or little experience in the  integration of ICT in class. The  website intends to achieve this through the creation of a concise  but comprehensive overview of the basic aspects to  upport teachers  more directly in their efforts to integrate ICT in their primary and  secondary school classes.  The partnership, educa-ict4d, aims to further, and encourage the dynamic and participative  integration of information and  communication technologies (ICT)  in class. The educa-ict4d partnership is based on the vision of the SDC to strengthen the integration of ICT in school education and, the desire of educa.ch to share its extensive  experiences in the integration of ICT in education in primary and  secondary schools in  witzerland. The current website structure was  based on the “production-accessuse” model for the integration of  ICT-based learning and teaching material in education. This model was developed by educa.ch in its  activities in Switzerland and describes the process by which  ICT-based teaching and learning material traverses the education  system beginning with the idea and ending with the evaluation of its use in class. This core  structure named “ICTbased Teaching/  Learning” is  complemented with  information pertaining to the wider context of  educational development  and ICT4D as well as information on ICT in Swiss education. Here,  educa-ict4d aims to provide some context for international  partnerships, which are  popular activities between educational  institutions and can also help to further the integration of ICT in education. The website is  available in German, French and  English. The website is a work in progress.  It will be completed over the next months  ccording to a previously developed concept.  Nevertheless, in the meantime,  educa-ict4d would welcome viewer’s feedback, ideas and suggestions.

 

 

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