16 SES 03 A, ICT in Context Part 2
Symposium continued from 16 SES 02 A
During the last three decades, European countries have invested large amounts of money in providing schools and higher education institutions with digital technologies. These investments were made hoping that they would enhance digital literacy and e-skills in Europe’s young people. In fact, digital competence was listed as one of the eight key competences for lifelong learning (European Council, 2006). Since the turn of the century, considerable achievements in implementing ICT in educational setting have been made, although large implementation gaps within and between countries remain (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, 2011). Meanwhile, digital technologies have become drivers for innovation in education (Ferguson et al., 2017).
In their presentation, Jens Holze and Stefan Iske from Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg in Germany explain the concept of makerspaces. The maker movement is a relatively recent development that focuses on making, i.e. creating artefacts. It embraces innovation, creativity, and learning and is making its way into education (Davis, 2014). The concept of “maker space” is often discussed as a speciﬁc teaching-method to incorporate the topic of digital-physical into school as it enables hands-on practices of building and rebuilding real world artefacts from a multitude of (digital) materials. At the same time, the concept is related to the idea of “hacking” and a corresponding “hacker culture” (Holze 2012) which relies on creative and often subversive practices of coding and on practices of re/building electronic and digital devices since the 1950s. In their presentation, the authors will discuss the potentials and challenges of integrating “maker spaces” into schools and teaching.
Innovators, problem-solvers, and communicators are highly valued in today’s rapidly changing world as Maureen Andrade from Utah Valley University in the US points out. Higher education institutions are therefore encourage to provide their students with learning experiences which emphasize cross-cutting learning outcomes, expand opportunities for application, and measure acquired knowledge in authentic ways. A platform that is increasingly used to assess students’ knowledge and skills is eportfolio. In her study, the author explores the implementation of student eportfolios in two sections of a business management course. One section was an online course in which students collaborated remotely using digital tools and reviewed and commented on each other’s eportfolios, and the other was a face-to-face course in which students collaborated in person and wrote reflective journals.
A very important aspect of learning is the competence to self-regulate one’s own learning (Zimmerman, 2000). At the same time, it is quite difficult to train students to improve their self-regulation of learning. As Laura Pons Seguí and Elena Cano from Universitat de Barcelona in Spain suggest, giving feedback to students might enhance their self-regulated learning. However, not all forms of feedback are equally effective.
In their study, the authors gave students a series of task and provided them with online feedback after each task which could have been helpful for the completion of the following task.
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