Introduction: Educators have a responsibility, to both students and their parents, to provide a safe learning environment in which the risk of personal injury is low. For technology educators, however, this responsibility is compounded by the fact that students generally have little or no experience working in hazardous environments where the knowledge of risks and the need for safe work practises are crucial.This handbook was designed to provide you, the instructor, with assistance in your efforts to teach specific skills and best practises within the context of a broader shop safety program. In support of the safety-related learning outcomes prescribed by the Technology Education Integrated Resource Package, this handbook outlines best practises and minimum standards required in shop classes throughout BC in an effort to keep students safe and to provide them with an awareness of the importance of safety in the workplace.
Educating students about shop safety can be a challenge—how do you provide them with enough information to ensure their safety without overwhelming them or losing their interest? And what do you do about those students who are inclined to disregard safety instructions with a wave of bravado and misplaced confidence? Unfortunately, we can’t solve the problems in your shop area, but we can offer you some suggestions on how to build safety into your current and future programs. Keep reading…
A Case Study about Information & Communication Technology in Tertiary Education in Ghana: Electronic Learning
Abstract: Population growth and the increasing number of people seeing the relevance of education as well as demand for tertiary education in Ghana have been on the rise yearly. Tertiary institutions in Ghana have been unpleasantly turning away large numbers of qualified applicants due to lack of facilities. To solve some of these problems in the tertiary educational sector of Ghana, the use of ICT through ELearning have a major role to play.
Introduction: There is a growing clamour in Ghana’s public universities and polytechnics to be run as businesses. These tertiary institutions are usually assessed in terms of business models and measures. Consistent with these models, universities and polytechnics are now required to justify their existence based not on criteria such as quality of faculty or resources alone, but on whether they satisfy current demands; anticipate future demands; continuously increase product offering i.e. programmes and sales. keep reading..
Case Study about Factors that Affect Information and Communication Technology Usage
Abstract: Information and communication technology (ICT) which includes radio, television and newer digital technology such as computers and the internet, are potentially powerful tools for extending educational opportunities, formal and nonformal, to one and all. It provides opportunities to deploy innovative teaching methodologies and interesting material that creates an interest in students. This study is to determine the critical factors that impact the effective use of ICT in management education from students’ and teachers’ perspective, and to identify the expectations and gaps in its use in management education.
Introduction: Information and Communication Technology continues to be commonly used for global communication and productivity. Since the earliest use of the World Wide Web for teaching and learning, one of its most powerful elements has been the ability to engage learners in an interactive format. Schrand suggests the use of technology in education has several benefits for motivating students. Schrand further states that technology can facilitate more active student learning in the classroom, and appeal to multiple intelligences.
TechPoint’s mission is to accelerate Indiana’s emerging and vibrant information technology sector, and economic growth, through education and networking programs, government advocacy, and strategic economic development initiatives. To achieve those objectives, TechPoint needed to enhance its web presence, positioning itself as a technology leader, while at the same time, finding a solution that improved its website effectiveness and allowed non-technical individuals to manage the site more efficiently.
Challenge: In mid-2010, TechPoint needed to improve its online marketing and web presence to support the TechPoint brand, enhance its credibility as a technology leader, and build a dynamic website that would showcase its initiatives and drive two way communications within Indiana’s public and private sectors. The site needed to incorporate the newest technologies, but also needed flexibility to evolve, in real time, as technologies changed…
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Challenge: For business education programs, clean, consistent and deep financial market information is important to attract and retain faculty and students, as well as being used as a benchmark to measure the academic programs offered.Business school faculty are continually researching new financial theories and models. They are also challenged with providing an academically rigorous curriculum for students.
To keep up with the demands both inside and outside of the classroom, high quality data and tools are imperative. For Saunders College, financial data that provides an extensive number of data items and deep history of those data items, as well as company coverage via an accessible interface is essential for both faculty and students. Click here to read more…
This article explores the current availability and use of information communication and technology (ICT) for music education purposes, and music technology resources and facilities, in Victorian government secondary schools. Survey data is presented providing a snapshot of the status of computer and technology resources in government secondary schools in several Metropolitan Regions. Discussion is focused on a case study into one particular secondary school and the perceptions of one music teacher and her students regarding class music. Read more….