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Posted on 23 Jun 2011 with 0 comments
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Research about teaching and learning using ICT is often undertaken when the subjects are familiar with the ICT devices, so from time to time a good idea is to take stock of what ICT is being used and what could be used in education. Audits of ICT usage can be very illuminating to gain an understanding of perspective. For example, Edudemic reported recently about the number of users of social networks. The overwhelming number of Skype and Facebook users and the rise in usage of the Chinese Qzone retail service is fascinating. However, the number of cell phone active users (5.3 billion) is amazing. The Speak Up National Research Project from Project Tomorrow in the US has produced a thought provoking report The New 3E's of Education – How Today's Educators are Advancing a New Vision for Teaching and Learning. The three E's are 'enabled', 'engaged, and empowered.' The report about educators use of ICT follows a report on student ICT usage.

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