ICT and globalization in Education
Nicole Thompson, University of Sheffield, Cayman Islands
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
ICT is a valuable tool to develop in students an awareness of human values and beliefs, choices, cultural understanding and global history when both teachers and students use it effectively. The ability to interact beyond geographic borders has made the world indeed a global village, but like every village there are underlying currents of concern and issues that can not be ignored if suitable progress is to be made with the global media revolution and with information and communications technology. Much depends on the training that is offered to teachers and what resources are made available to them. Only when educators, researchers and administrators are willing to assess the “knowledge” perpetuated by the use of ICT honestly, will a true picture of its power be revealed. This paper attempts to take a critical look at much of the ‘magic’ that ICT is supposed to create by its mere presence in our education processes.
Thompson, N. (2010). ICT and globalization in Education. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1467-1477). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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