Tag Archives: EDTECH 597 ICT

(597-SP11) NESAP-ICT and South-South Learning

Please take a moment to view my Synthesis Paper, PowerPoint Presentation and Presentation Script. Thank you.

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(597-SP11) Diffusion of Innovation

How does modern technology find its way from the streets of New York to the plains of Africa?  The idea behind diffusion of innovation is not new and can be defined as the “process by which an innovation is adopted … Continue reading

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(597-SP11) Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER), was born in 2002.  The most current definition as described by Jan Hylen (2006) as “Open Educational Resources are digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, … Continue reading

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(597-SP11) Culture, Context and Instructional Design

“Culture and learning are interwoven and inseparable.” -Catherine McLoughlin (1999) When considering ICT4D, the study of culture in the context of instructional design is worth spending time on.  The argument over what culture is and how it can play a … Continue reading

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(597-SP11) Educational Radio

“Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI), which only requires a radio and an adult facilitator, reaches large numbers of teachers and learners who are isolated by distance and poor infrastructure. It can be used in almost any setting, from formal classrooms to … Continue reading

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(597-SP11) ICT4D

Reflecting upon the past two weeks, I have found myself going back and forth on the subject of ICT4D.  How is ICT best integrated into a developing world?  How does one decide if the ICT is the best fit for … Continue reading

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