Unit 5 Implementation of ICT for Teaching and Learning

Unit Overview

Our country's approach to the application of ICTs in education has received much praise internationally. Guided by the nation's ICT vision, the Ministry of Education embarked on an ICT implementation programme in schools, colleges and universities through the National Strategic ICT Road Map (see Section 1.2). This plan included, among other things, the following objectives:

  1. Building a united Malaysian nation.
  2. Accelerate and enhance human capital.
  3. Empower national schools.
  4. Bridge the education gap.
  5. Enhance the status and capabilities of the teaching profession.
  6. Upgrade the excellence of the educational institutions.

In this section, we will consider some of the broader issues and challenges relating to policies, planning and implementation that nations and their institutions have to consider as ICT becomes an ever more integral part of schools and classrooms with each passing day.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the policy issues and implementation strategies related to introducing ICT in to the school environment.
  2. Analyse the value and usefulness of ICTs in reaching out to remote areas.
  3. Explore the options for developing community networks in promoting innovations through educational technologies.
  4. Describe the application of MIS in education management.
  5. Explore the emerging technology trends and their implication for future education.

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