ICTE South Africa -- Conference Themes

The overarching focus of ICTE South Africa is Crossing the Digital Divide: Improving the Quality of Life through Educational Technology. This general focus is supported by eight themes. The notes on the themes following are all intended to suggest rather than than restrict topics..

1 NEW STRATEGIES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF APPROPRIATE TOOLS
TO  ENHANCE EDUCATION
Implementation in classroom and workplace
Teaching information skills
Teaching for and understanding change
Resources for effective implementation:
    challenges and opportunities
Effective integration of Internet resources
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2 MAINTAINING QUALITY IN THE INTRODUCTION OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
Interfacing technology with assessment strategies
Implementation strategies: local, national, and international
Planning for upgrades and maintenance
Identifying, evaluating, and acquiring suitable instructional resources:
    software and content
Targets for improving performance
The role of instructional design
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3 EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN SUPPORT OF TEACHING
Identification of effective integrated multimedia technologies
Platform independent software tools
Design and development of overlays for software tools
Web authoring tools and methods
Quality assessment for software, content, and services
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4 DISTANCE, FLEXIBLE, AND OPEN LEARNING
Equality of access for learners, teachers, and trainers
Barriers to learning: identification and solutions
Collaborative learning across networks
Classroom, home, and workplace learning
New web technologies and distance learning options
Linking of learning institutions, national and international
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5 STRATEGIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY CENTRES
AS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Enlisting community support
Locating and developing funding resources
Staffing and facilities
Industry and corporate support
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6 VIRTUAL INSTITUTIONS -- COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND SUPPORT CENTRES
Structures and developments in support of Virtual Institutions
Virtual Teacher Support Centres: visions and developments
Issues relating to quality control, accreditation, and certification
Funding and financial models
Industry and corporate support
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7 TEACHER TRAINING
Pre-service and in-service training models for technology literacy
Training strategies and programmes for teaching students with special needs
Integrated cooperative models for teachers, trainers, and researchers
New strategies for training and career guidance
Problems and advantages of computer-literate students
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8 ADAPTING TO LEARNERS WITH VARIED BACKGROUND
FOR TECHNOLOGY USE IN EDUCATION
Accommodating non-homogeneous groups of learners:
    -- different learning standards
    -- varied educational backgrounds
    -- age differences
Using technology' basic technology skills
Life-long learning
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