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How can I use video to improve teacher engagement with my school’s abundant ICT equipment?

Sloyan, Laura (2011) How can I use video to improve teacher engagement with my school’s abundant ICT equipment? Educational Journal of Living Theories, 4 . pp. 104-130. ISSN 2009-1788

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This paper examines how video can be used to enhance teacher engagement with ICT as a teaching tool. The Connect School Project, South Dublin County Council’s ubiquitous computing initiative, equipped St. Aidan’s with a vast amount of information and communication technologies (ICT). A review of appropriate literature indicated that the use of such technologies in class could lead to effective teaching and learning environments, increase student self-esteem and could bridge the ‘digital-divide’ that might exist between students in disadvantaged areas and those in more affluent communities. Through two cycles of enquiry, I planned and produced a video which modelled how the laptops and associated hard and software could be used effectively in class. The video aimed to represent all stakeholders in the school: management, teachers and students. In this way a top-down endorsement of the use of ICT as a teaching and learning tool was communicated. I feel that if teachers are to embrace the use of technology in class, pedagogical as well as technical support must be provided. Using video to model effective practice could be an ideal way to provide such support.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ubiquitous computing; Technology; Video; Action research
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Publisher:Dublin City University
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Copyright Information:©2011 Sloyan
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16889
Deposited On:11 Apr 2012 11:58 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 07 Mar 2013 14:59

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