Living Up To The Ict Integration Standards
Petrea Redmond, Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: 21st century teaching demands that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are integral to the learning process. Since at least 1995, there have been several attempts to increase the level of ICT integration within the Bachelor of Education (BEd) at a Queensland, Faculty of Education but ICT integration across these programs can be best described as "patchy". Exemplary practices are occurring in some courses but there is little impact on student learning outcomes in the majority of courses. The concept of ICT integration where ICTs are an integral part of the learning process has yet to emerge as a shared understanding within the Faculty. This paper discusses some aspects of how a Faculty of Education is attempting to map the use of ICTs across a BEd program to ensure our graduates fulfil the various professional ICT standards.
Redmond, P. & Albion, P. (2005). Living Up To The Ict Integration Standards. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1013-1018). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).