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Giles Lancaster

Brief description: A facilitator for the Cybersavvy ICTPD regional Cluster, I teach at Marlborough Boy’s College in the Technology Faculty. .
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About me

This is my second involvement with ICTPD. The first was as a director and facilitator and currently as a facilitator. I believe that there are two important questions that educators need to ask about ICT.

The first is can ICT  be used as a tool for learning and teaching.  What could be called the second wave of ICT integration into schools’. The first wave being "learning about ICT". The question is can engagement and learning be enhanced by using, Web 2.0 tools, Learning Management Systems, Cloud technologies  and  the World Wide Web. 

The second, and in my opinion the more important question, is can ICT help develop the research, collaboration, and communication skills that 21st Century learners will require. In fact can we any longer afford to ignore the trends / changing nature of the world around us. Is the "third wave of ICT integration into schools upon us, as indicated by ICT changing the curriculum; "so that school for most students no longer fits the conventional model". 

As a change agent one of my favourite quotes is that “We must all struggle against the odds that either science or creativity will affect decision-making more than politics, ignorance, intuition, habit and prejudice”. Reeves, (1996)

As a secondary educator of some obvious duration the Animate below nicely encapsulates where the struggle is likely to take place. ICT I believe creates a disturbance to the current paradigm. At the same time it provides the tools we may need to develop new pedogogies.


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  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Giles, Tess here. I wanted to thank you and acknowledge your latest contribution in Digital Citizenship group, especially your foresight - to want to start a collaborative piece of work with others in this field. We’d like to 'thank you' by nominating you as a community member [http://bit.ly/PP4wOJ] for active participation in the Enabling e-Learning / VLN Groups. You are most welcome to download and add an Enabling e-Learning 'Member of the week' badge [/pg/groupcms/view/231460/] to your profile.
    Thanks again for your input into this growing community. Ka pai Tess ☺

  • Tessa Gray

    Haere mai and welcome to the Digital Citizenship group Giles. Good to have you on board.

    This is a sub-group of the Enabling e-Learning: Teaching group [/groups/profile/53307/elearning-teaching/] If you haven't already joined that group, you may wish to do so - as well as the Enabling e-Learning parent group [/pg/groups/118255/enabling-elearning/]

    You might also be interested in a webinar we ran this year on Digital citizenship - using inquiry to build digital citizenship [/groupcms/view/187012/webinar-recordings]

    In the meantime, please feel free to jump in to: add your own resources, ask a question or contribute to the collaborative projects on offer.

    Looking forward to working with you online. Ngā mihi nui, nā Tessa.

  • Enabling e-Learning

    Kia ora, Giles, and welcome to the Leadership group.I'm sure your experience and expertise will be valuable - I hope our growing community can support your learning, too.

    You might also be keen to belong to our parent group, Enabling e-Learning, to get general notices [/pg/groups/118255/enabling-elearning/] including our weekly e-learning round-up [/pg/blog/owner/group:118255] :-)

    Looking forward to working with you. Ngā mihi nui, nā Karen.

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