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ERIC Number: EJ1071580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Time for Action! ICT Integration in Formal Education: Key Findings from a Region-Wide Follow-Up Monitor
Goeman, Katie; Elen, Jan; Pynoo, Bram; van Braak, Johan
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n5 p40-50 Sep 2015
This paper is a report on the key findings of a region-wide monitoring study conducted in Dutch-speaking schools in Belgium. First, we elaborate on the building blocks of the instrument, which has been updated and improved since its first deployment in 2007. In particular we focus on the core indicators, along with the multi-actor approach, the sample design and the ways in which new phenomena such as media literacy and gaming have been operationalized. Secondly, we highlight the main trends and patterns within pre-school, primary and secondary education. The first descriptive analyses show quite disappointing results with regard to ICT use at the micro level and the available infrastructure, while headmasters, teachers and pupils reported positive perceptions of different aspects of ICT integration. These results indicate an urgent need to take appropriate action. Therefore, the final part of the paper examines how ICT integration could be improved via structural changes and appropriate policymaking with regard to budgeting, teacher training and the particular role of ICT coordinators in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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