Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 | education, technology, Tips
When technology is installed in a school some believe that it will lead to immediate improvement in teaching and learning. Wrong assumption! It does not always work that way.
Consider the following conditions under which ICT will not be succesful:
ICT is unlikely to succeed in a school that does not have good leadership.
ICT is unlikely to succeed in a dysfunctional school – first sort out management issues before investing in expensive tools.
ICT is unlikely to succeed in a school in the absence of adequate infrastructure – attend to this first.
ICT is unlikely to succeed in a school where teachers are not motivated to become involved and try it out in the classroom.
ICT is unlikely to succeed in a school where technical support is not freely available.
If ICT is not as succesful in your school as you would like it to be, it may be owing to one or more of these factors. Identifying the barrier is the first step towards removing it.
These thoughs were tweeted by @e4africa with the tag #ictschooltip.
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