Data Correspondence Innovation (ICT) in Schools in Cyprus.


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The exploration into the educational programs of the pre-essential and essential instruction projects of investigation of 5 Universities in Cyprus uncovered that there are ...
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Data Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools in Cyprus Philippos Pouyioutas, Vice Rector Emilios Solomou, Campus Director University of Nicosia/Intercollege SOCRATES Program Bridging Insula Europae 134214-LLL-1-2007-IT-COMENIUS-CMP

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Research The examination led through writing survey interviews with instructors interviews with college educators polls (in view of the Research Index) sent to schools interviews with specialists has demonstrated that ICT is satisfactorily utilized as a part of the Educational System of Cyprus.

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Literature Review The writing audit has been helped out for the most part through the Internet. The fundamental wellspring of data in regards to the utilization of ICT in the state schools of essential and optional Education in Cyprus is the Eurydice report: "Utilization of Computers and the Intranet in Schools in Europe 2006 – Country Brief Cyprus" at http://www.eurydice.org/entrance/page/gateway/Eurydice

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ICT in University Curriculum The exploration into the educational programs of the pre-essential and essential training projects of investigation of 5 Universities in Cyprus uncovered that there are 3-4 courses committed to the utilization of ICT in Schools.

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Questionnaires to Schools Completed composed surveys (in light of the Research Index) and reports from schools affirmed the discoveries from the meetings.

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Interviews with Experts (accessible on the Community Section Space) Dr Philippos Pouyioutas , Professor, Department of Computer Science, Vice Rector, University of Nicosia, e-learning specialist Dr Despo Ktoridou , Associate Professor, Department of MIS, University of Nicosia, e-learning scientist Mr Yiannos Mylonas , Head of the ICT Department and Computer Teacher, G. C. School of Careers, Nicosia

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ICT in State Schools The accompanying data has been extricated from the Eurydice report "Utilization of Computers and the Intranet in Schools in Europe 2006 – Country Brief Cyprus", at http://www.eurydice.org/gateway/page/entry/Eurydice

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ICT Equipment and Internet in State Schools Percentage of Schools having Computers for Teaching 99 Internet Access 95 Website 51 E-mail for Teachers 49 E-mail for Pupils 7 LAN 23 Intranet 17

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Computers for Education in State Schools Percentage of Schools utilizing Computers as a part of Computer Lab 74 Classroom 90 Library 41 Other Locations 38

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Teachers and the utilization of ICT in State Schools 75% of the educators have utilized PCs as a part of class Most incessant and escalated use is made by instructors in grade schools The more seasoned the educators the less they make utilization of PCs and the Internet Teachers are especially for utilizing ICT More than 95% of educators see critical advantages for understudies from the utilization of ICT 88% instructors wish there was better backing and upkeep

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Computers utilized as a part of Class in State Schools 75% of instructors have utilized PCs as a part of class 69% of educators utilize a PC to show or exhibit 51% of instructors have understudies utilize a PC in class

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Percentage of Computers utilized as a part of Class in State Schools 17% of instructors utilize a PC in =<5% of their lessons 18% of instructors utilize a PC in =>6% however =<10% of their lessons 27% of educators utilize a PC in =>11% yet =<24% of their lessons 27% of instructors utilize a PC in =>25% yet =<50% of their lessons 18% of instructors utilize a PC in =>51% of their lessons

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Source of Educational Material utilized as a part of State Schools Percentage of educators utilizing Educational Material from The Internet 77 The School Intranet 55 CDs 85

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Computer and Internet Access in State Schools are all around furnished with PCs 68% Internet is adequately fast 62% Better support is needed 89% Poor nature of Internet material 31% Hard to discover great quality material 37%

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Teachers Attitudes Regarding the Use of ICT Percentage of educators saying that PCs/Internet ought to be utilized for Students to do practices and practice 65 Students to recover information 90 Teaching of office tools 60 Collaborative work 83

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Teachers Confidence in the Use of ICT Using word handling software 81% Using presentation software 66% Using email 62% Downloading and introducing software 35%

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Lack of Computers 57% Lack of Adequate Skills 14% Lack of Interest 5% Lack of Adequate Material 21% Subject not Appropriate to be shown utilizing ICT 21% Barriers for not utilizing ICT as a part of State Schools

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Conclusions from the Survey in State Schools ICT is enough utilized as a part of State Schools Teachers are in support in utilizing ICT Teachers are certain and spurred in utilizing ICT It appears that ICT is more utilized as a part of Primary Education instead of in Secondary Education; this perhaps because of the way that Primary Education instructors take ICT courses when learning at University Barriers still exist yet the inspiration and will to defeat the hindrances additionally exist

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ICT in Private Schools Three (3) Private Schools of Secondary Education took part in our review The discoveries in this depend on meetings with instructors addressed polls

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How ICT and Web-Based Tools Are Used in Schools Internet: Research, discover data, channel data, check for legitimacy of data programming and equipment utilized for tests/tests; the understudies answer questions with a remote control. Every single remote control are numbered. On the class projection screen each remote control relates to a rocket. In the event that an understudy answers an inquiry accurately his rocket pushes ahead (Rocket race). Understudies learn having a fabulous time. Instructors can rectify and break down results effectively.

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How ICT and Web-Based Tools are Used in Schools Spreadsheet to take care of issues – in bookkeeping, material science, little scale recreations Interactive sheets. Educators can get the consideration of the understudies less demanding than utilizing conventional strategies. Projectors, PowerPoint presentations and media are utilized by educators to convey their lessons.

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How ICT and Web-Based Tools are Used in Schools School organization: A DBMS is utilized for keeping data and making reports about understudies, instructors and classes. A specially crafted programming is utilized by understudies to vote in favor of the understudy board A uniquely crafted programming is utilized for assessment purposes

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ICT utilized by understudies To engross Students plan CDs, DVDs for understudy composed occasions containing recordings, tunes, and PowerPoint presentations. To learn Access to the Internet understudies figure out how to utilize diverse programming and equipment, how to plan archives, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, sites and ebooks.

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ICT utilized by understudies To gather data Wide web use To speak with educators, companions, classmates Students use email to speak with instructors and classmates

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ICT utilized by instructors To learn Wide web use: WebPages, discussions, reference books. To gather data Wide web use: WebPages, discussions, reference books. To speak with understudies, guardians, associates Teachers use email to speak with understudies and partners.

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Changes required in light of ICT-based instructing/learning Teachers should be prepared Teachers should be upheld Teachers need to alter their lessons Classes should be molded and prepared contrastingly Schools need to utilize more PC experts Parents/educators may feel abandoned

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How Schools Deal With the Required Changes Schools have utilized a gathering of ICT experts in charge of the accompanying: Study the progressions in instructive innovation Suggest instructive advances to be utilized as a part of the school Train the instructors Offer backing to the staff

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Barriers and Obstacles in Using ICT Technology is costly Training is required. Not all educators are skilled PC clients. Time is expected to get ready lessons utilizing innovation – instructors might not have sufficient energy to do as such. Imperviousness to change.

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Reasons Why ICT is not Fully Utilized in Schools Cost it is extremely costly to completely outfit all classes with suitable equipment and programming; backing and security issues likewise emerge; a School system is costly to make, redesign and bolster. Preparing a continuous procedure; tedious; not all educators can learn at the same pace.

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Conclusions From the study in Private Schools ICT is broadly utilized as a part of Private Schools for instructing/learning and regulatory work Teachers and understudies are persuaded and willing to embrace ICT educating/learning Private Schools put vigorously in ICT Barriers still exist however the will is there to conquer them

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Some case of ICT activities we have been included – some all the more best practices EIT E-Learning Portal (English for Information Technology Students) http://www.english-it.eu/Web-Based School Administration System in light of the University of Nicosia Faculty/Student Intranet www.facultyintranet.intercol.edu , www.intranet.unic.ac.cy/default.asp

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