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lProgress in the fields of cognitive science and technology make possible the adoption of a model enriched learning

The arrival of the multimedia computer and computer networks opens the door to many opportunities for learning both the student and the self and it is now more than ever required to put into practice the basic principles education once stated by Dewey (action learning), Piaget (construction of knowledge) and Vygotsky (learning in the interactive process). It now seems possible to apply these theories to a mass education. The use of the computer is already commonplace, as is Internet access and a variety of learning systems. In addition, interactive devices (CD-ROMs, Internet connections and interactive environments) provide future generations the opportunity to learn more quickly and efficiently knowledge more extensive. Freed-e certain tasks relating to the transmission of information, the teacher may itself gather and organize information in these learning environments, or work in the creation of educational products and learning that can then be inserted into the Internet. A healthy tension between knowledge stable and non-stable then established, knowledge acquiring thereby a dynamic character.
The lecture also tends to form obedient and conformist individuals, able to tolerate a line work and meet the demands of an authoritarian boss. For its part, the teacher had to spend considerable time preparing his lessons, given the dispersion of resources. With ICT, the lecture is less necessary. Increasingly come to attend the ICT teachers in their work, allowing them to devote more time to the different needs of their students. Some flexibility in the organization of time could be put at the service of creating learning activities and teaching materials that teachers could make available to interested persons. Number of resources and learning activities are thus being set up.
Or the teacher will not be alone in his e-class. The use of the computer as well as access to the Internet by now part of social expectations, teachers are increasingly encouraged to work collaboratively with colleagues attached to other school boards, of other cities and even other countries.
Learning environments that are created on the Internet (SchoolNet Cyberscol, Virtual U, etc..) Are rich in information and activities of all sorts. I think especially that offered by the National Geographic Society and the National Science Foundation that prepares or Disney or Emg United States. I also think the protocols for the exchange of educational products between New Zealand and Canada, Canada and Mexico.
Students will also publish work on the Internet. We already know that youth and adults prepare more carefully the projects they intend to introduce in the Internet.
With respect to the management class, project-type approach in which several groups of students working on different projects (the third time, for example), appears promising. It could feed the Quebec context, among others, Freinet, cooperative learning as well as education policy, etc..
In other words, to integrate ICT, are appealing to the best of existing educational practices. It would simply awaken the slumbering teacher in us and reaffirm the social commitment that is his. So powerful they are, ICT should not dominate us. They are indeed one more tool to help communities become what they want to be.

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turtledove100's picture

interesting ideas...

What an enlightening article. I have to be honest...I didn't even know what ICT stood for so I had to look it up and read about it; thanks for teaching me something today!
You make some great points and it's easy to see how integrating ICT into education would make for a kind of global think tank, thereby accelerating the learning process for everyone.
I like the e-class idea and think that it can only help to have input from more than 1 person when dealing with education and life issues in general.
I also think it would be most beneficial to have an efficient system in place that would allow teachers to spend less time on the lesson prep and more time actually interacting with and tending to the needs of their students.
Thank you for your informative piece and your interesting ideas about the future of education.

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach" (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author and poet)

Your writing is very educating nchekoua, especially as you took the pains to explain in clear terms what multimedia computer and computer networks are, and how beneficial these are to our societies with regards to education. I am confident that, this your article will add meaning to our girls lives.

I will be most pleased if you try to investigate about the limitation of girls to multimedia computer and computer networks access in Cameroon which I know is a major constraint to Cameroonian education systems.

I recommend that your next article should focus on increasing women's access to these facilities

Regards.

Yvonne Riwuya Gemandze
Chief Administrative Officer and Researcher
Center for Independent Development Research, Cameroon
Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cameroon National Vice President
yvonnegemandze@gmail.com
+237 70212069

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