Importance Of Ict In Learning

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Chapter I Introduction
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick
As we move into the 21st century, we find ourselves in an era of rapid changes. One pivotal factor that drives and supports these changes is information communication technology (ICT). With advances in ICT, information is now created and disseminated at an unprecedented speed, which brings about a consequential increase in the intensity of global competition.
Computer technology had begun influencing students’ learning experience for more
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Its importance in the teaching and learning process by providing meaningful experiences to the students through the use of technology. Various types of technology have been used by teacher in integrating the lesson. These technologies include computer, projector, television, digital cameras and some materials to promote effective learning.
Hence, the objectives of the study is to determine the commonalities and differences of ICT competencies in basic education of top five countries in education. The need of the study is for the Philippines curricular reform in which ICT to be included as one of the subject in basic education for the students to meet the demands in 21st century who are competent in technology skills and its application in teaching- learning
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It serves as a vehicle for simulation, discovery, and learning. Teachers as well as students must be guided write the ICT Competency that the Department of Education required them to possess or should be learned. ICT is only a tool for improved teaching, it is not an additional burden or a strict formula imposed on teachers (from 3rd ICT congress; Mateo, 2008). Apart from this, ICT competencies greatly help basic education students to become competent and more literate with the use of computer as a medium of instruction. Students discover new things as they exchange experiences on-line with students from different countries and collaboratively build, record and publish their learnings. Students highly develop critical thinking and innovativeness at early age that meets the demand of 21st century students who are digital
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