ICT Application in Teaching and Learning

PROGRAM CODE: 19-20/WEB05 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 22 Apr 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

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Background and Focus

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), Philippines is an Inter-governmental International Organization for Human Resources Development. The whole world is nowadays facing an acute pressure due to COVID -19 issue. CPSC therefore wish to continue its efforts towards its commitment of quality education and training, and accordingly take this opportunity to deliver its training program through online mode viz. WEBINAR for the benefits of its stakeholders.

A webinar is an online seminar that turns a presentation into a real-time conversation from anywhere in the world. Webinars allow large groups of participants to engage in online discussions or training events and share audio, documents or slides – even when they’re not in the same place as the meeting host or in the same room where the event or presentation is taking place.

The development of new broadband communication services, convergence of telecommunication with computers and recent developments in the field of communication protocol have fostered challenges as well as offerings in the wide-ranging use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to support the creation of dynamic and interactive teaching and learning environment. The world has witnessed a phenomenal growth in communication technology, computer network and information technology. Education around the world is experiencing major paradigm shifts in educational practices under the umbrella of ICT enabled learning environment.

Numerous technological innovations have inspired the development of new teaching and learning systems and contextualizing content. These add value to the learning environment and render smooth transition to a knowledge-based society. There is at least one generation gap between the Learners and the Teachers! It is also important to recognize that the 21st century learners are indeed very different from what we were as students. Today’s school-age generation knows more about technology than do their teachers. Young kids get bored if they are doing only one function at a time; they need multiple stimuli. For example, new generation of learners watch their computer screens, listen to music through headphones, and carry on conversation; all at the same time. Today’s learners have short attention spans, and have the attitude of take-it-all-at-once. They experience a technologically-saturated childhood. Unlike adults, they are not surprised by new technology -- they simply integrate it into their lives. They want and expect to collaborate with their teachers (and bosses), not take orders from them.

The growth of ICTs, the acknowledgement of their ease of use, the power and diversity of information transfer allow teachers and students to have access to a world beyond the classroom and create their own learner-centred environment for maximum learning outcome. Mastering ICT skills and their application to improve teaching and learning provide teachers the tools to perform their role as creators of pedagogical environments. Learners, on the other hand, take part in the sharing of needed learning space to acquire collaborative learning principles, learning independence and to enhance critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Worldwide research has shown that ICT can lead to an improved student learning and better teaching methods. Application of ICT tools in teaching and learning process has changed the total scenario of teaching and learning process. Teaching and learning process s of this is not now limited within the classrooms boundaries. ICTs are making major differences in the teaching approaches and ways students are learning.

In this context, this webinar has been planned for the teachers of all CPSC member countries to discuss on ICT applications in Teaching and Learning Process.



Objectives

  • To offer online training seminar for teachers of CPSC member countries
  • To familiarize the best practices of the use of ICT for Teaching and Learning
  • To comprehend the hardware and software requirements for Technology based Learning environment
  • To integrate the innovative ICT practices for teaching and learning


Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
    • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
    • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet