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A multi-pronged approach for supporting in-service educators with the integration of educational technology in a South African context PROCEEDINGS

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The ubiquity of the use of ICT in education in developed countries does not extent to developing countries like South Africa. However, several initiatives exist that are changing this, and currently South Africa is the most wired country on the continent. The expansion of ICT places significant demands on the formal education system in terms infrastructure supply and educator professional development. The question is whether this system has the ability to respond to the needs in a sustainable manner. In this paper, a brief overview of some developments in this regard is given. Then, we highlight our own endeavours as an educator training faculty to respond to the needs of specifically in-service educators who are facing the daunting task of not only acquiring computer skills, but also of learning how to integrate ICT into their daily activities. Finally, we reflect on our efforts and offer some insights into the problems associated with entrenching ICT within educational contexts

Citation

Maseko, J., Diseko, R., Lautenbach, G. & vanderWesthuizen, D. (2003). A multi-pronged approach for supporting in-service educators with the integration of educational technology in a South African context. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 644-648). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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