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How do Digital Immigrant Teachers (DITs) learn ICT for the information age?

Senjov-Makohon, Natalie 2004, How do Digital Immigrant Teachers (DITs) learn ICT for the information age?, in AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; International Education Research conference proceedings, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-16.

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Title How do Digital Immigrant Teachers (DITs) learn ICT for the information age?
Author(s) Senjov-Makohon, Natalie
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2004 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 28 Nov.- 2 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; International Education Research conference proceedings
Editor(s) Jeffrey, P.
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary This study reports about teacher learning and in particular, teachers who have extensive teaching experience but limited ICT knowledge and skills. The Digital Immigrant Teachers (DITs) grew up before digital technologies; they are not frequently confident or comfortable with ICT. Like all immigrants, they have to learn new and creative ways to enhance their survival in the third millennium, where the acceleration of knowledge has allowed communication and application of information to be rapidly disseminated. In order to fully participate in the technologically rich society DITs must actively engage in the construction of authentic and purposeful learning. This research came about as a result of the digital immigrants' struggles to construct and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to teach in the Knowledge Economy and the Information Age. The experienced present day teachers, as digital immigrants are trying to teach digital natives (Prensky, 2001 & 2003). And in order to assist these teachers in their learning ICT struggle, it is imperative to understand the teacher learning process, and the learning style through which they acquire the knowledge and skills for this new milieu.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064217

Document type: Conference Paper
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