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Digital Learning Introduction Cliodhna

ICT Support Pilot PDST

Rory McGann

on 6 September 2013

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Transcript of Digital Learning Introduction Cliodhna

Active Learning
2.00 - 4.00
Active Learning & ICT
Active learning implies an
active role of the learner in the process of achieving new knowledge or skills
and is associated with the term learning by doing. Pupils who actively engage with the material are more likely to recall information later and to be able to use that information in different contexts (Bruner 1961), (Piaget 1970)
Further Support
Active learning requires carefully constructed activities

that challenge the learners to perform the tasks the instructor has in mind. It can be done in many forms, like problem-based learning, project based learning, discovery learning, inquiry-based learning, simulations, games, writing papers, debating ...
.....our challenge
... All forms are based upon learning by doing and learners are engaged in their own learning. To develop skills and competences learners must thoroughly reflect on their actions. And last, but not least active learning is often done cooperatively
Embedding ICT aross the curriculum
Online Learning

How-to documentation

Exemplar Videos

PDST Website
Curriculum links
Digital Learning
The use of ICT in the development of literacy & numeracy
Who are we?
Digital immigrants ...
Who are the pupils we teach?
Digital natives ...
"Did you get my e-mail?"
phone call
Bringing people physically to a computer to show an interesting website?
"where's the manual?"
when we get a new phone etc.
Learning is at the centre of the journey, not technology!
video games
smart phones
high speed connectivity
social networks
different language
print out a document to edit?
Apps in
(DES 2008)
Literacy & Numeracy for Learning & Life
(DES 2011)
... capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media.
The prevalence of ICT requires us to
ensure that all citizens are capable of full participation in this digital world.
Technology can provide the necessary tools for improving the teaching and learning process, opening new opportunities and avenues.
(OECD 2010, p.5)
Education has the role of preparing students for adult life ...
(OECD 2010, p.5)
Consider ...
Examples of good practice ...
... steps we could take
Why are you here?
(DES 2011, p.8)
(Prensky 2001)
(Prensky 2001)
Online Learning
Problem Solving
provide adequate time for courses and learning experiences that will develop and assess understanding and ability to apply current knowledge, strategies and methodologies in areas including:

digital literacy and the use of ICT to support and enrich learning in literacy and numeracy
Curricular Links
Emphasis on skills?
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