Topic outline

  • Unit 02: Types of ICT used for Education

    • Unit Introduction

      Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use is increasing all over the world. ICTs make our lives easier and can be used as tools to teach, learn, communicate and to store and retrieve information. ICTs greatly increase the possibilities of what can be taught and how it can be taught. Because of this, it is important to understand how to use ICT to your advantage in the classroom. 

      In this unit you will learn about the different types of ICTs such as smartphones, laptops and desktop computers and how best to make use of them in your teaching. 

      By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

    • Assessment Information

      Your final activity for this unit is to think about ways of integrating the use of the ICT devices in your teaching.

      1. In the forum, discuss the following: 
        • Think about two or three ways in which you can get your learners to use smartphones in one of your lessons;
        • What positive attributes can smartphones bring to a lesson? 
        • What are some of the challenges you anticipate with using this device in your classroom? 
        • How measures would you suggest to overcome these challenges? 

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