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Portal for Teachers

This site provides a comprehensive range of useful ICT in Education information for teachers and educators, particularly those in the Asia-Pacific region, including: teaching guidelines, lesson plans, and links to online ICT teacher training courses.


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The Role of ICT in Education

How can ICT be used to reform education? How can we ensure that we tap the potential of ICT to enhance education? Access articles, reports and links to online journals and websites which explore these issues and offer guidelines for integrating ICT into educational programmes.

Guidelines and Policies

What are the best ways in going about integrating ICT into education to make sure the maximum benefits of ICT? This section provides links to ICT policies and guidelines for beneficial integration.

Teachers' Roles in ICT-enhanced Classrooms

What are the implications, for teachers, of using ICT in education? What role will teachers play in the new knowledge societies? Here you will find articles and websites that respond to these questions, including perceptions of the teacher’s place in education in the modern world, how ICT can be used to support and motivate teachers and how to implement standards for teachers' ICT-competency.

ICT Training and Online Courses

This section provides links to teacher training projects and papers describing them. Educators and programme developers describe their projects and share their experiences and lessons learned. This section also provides links to online ICT courses as well as standards for competency for teachers.

Teaching: Ideas, Lessons and Curriculum Materials

This section provides links to online lesson plans, activities and teaching materials. Materials are organized into subjects, including: arts, languages, health, physical education, mathematics, sciences and information technology.

Choosing Internet Resources

How can teachers assess the validity and authority of internet resources? This section provides links to articles and websites that help teachers to determine which internet resources are reliable. Some websites define evaluation criteria, such as: appropriateness of content to the audience, authenticity and authority of the source, and affiliation of the author. Other sites focus on copyright issues.

Online Collaboration

This section provides links to articles about online collaboration. Strategies for organizing online collaboration are outlined, along with relevant pedagogies and useful tools. Links to collaboration projects are provided, along with information on intellectual property rights and the cultural implications of changes in educational systems. 

Distance and Online Learning

This page focuses on how to develop online courses, and is presented in four sections. The first section contains articles about e-learning. The next section provides articles by course developers on how to create your own virtual course or school website. Followed by examples of online learning programmes, educational websites and free and low-cost software applications.

ICT in Education: Evaluation Tools & Indicators

To what extent can new technologies be said to enhance teaching and learning? This section contains articles and papers describing research into the usefulness of ICT and describing ICT performance indicators.