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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