Some effects of information and communications technology on teaching and learning in iceland

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Abstract

In this article the author describes the changing of traditional teaching patterns, how difficult and time-consuming such changing can be and how use of information and communications technology (ICT) may affect that change process. She gives an overview of some effects ICT appears to be having on teaching and learning in the Icelandic educational system. Teaching practices at the compulsory level of schooling in Iceland are described and indications presented on how little they appear to be changing. Effects on teaching practices in teacher education at Iceland University of Education are also discussed, with the trend towards distance education and net-based teaching and learning being by far the most noticeable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-100
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Information Technology for Teacher Education
Volume10
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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