Learning and Teaching Methodology «1:1 Educational Computing» [IGI]
This chapter presents the ‘1:1 educational computing’, a methodology in which each pupil in the class has their own computer, which they use to participate in the learning activities. The continuous creation of new interactive multimedia digital material is an important effort that aims to enrich the resources available to the teacher, the student and the parent so as to transform learning into a creative, enjoyable, useful and efficient process. Lessons become more interactive and stimulating, while, at the same time, helping students to learn at their own pace. Educational Organizations that adopt the ‘1:1 educational computing’ methodology should begin with a set of clearly defined goals, including the expected outcomes. In closing this chapter presents two surveys that were carried out at an Educational Organization which implemented the project (2009 and 2017).
Keywords: 21st Century Skills, Knowledge, Attitudes, Values, 1:1 Educational Computing, Interactive Multimedia Content, Digital literacy, Teaching Methods.
School on the Cloud: Towards Unity not Uniformity in Education
This paper, in examining the issues that underline the reality of the European pedagogical system, shows that in order for the system to provide the two fundamental concepts in today’s education, namely unity(all schools to have equal opportunities, recourses and possibilities) without uniformity (avoiding «typical» common teaching and learning practices), there is: a need to work within a susceptible to present conditions educational paradigm; to have an appropriate instrument to be able to do so; and a suitable educational environment to apply these concepts. The solutions for fulfilling these needs are presented in the form of three unconventional, but necessary propositions for education to move forward. The first suggests that we are in an era of a new network-centred education paradigm. The second is that Cloud Computing is the main instrument of this new paradigm. The third one proposes a new School, the School on the Cloud.
Keywords: Cloud based education; school on the cloud; cloud computing.
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