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How can I use video to improve teacher engagement with my school’s abundant ICT equipment?

TitleHow can I use video to improve teacher engagement with my school’s abundant ICT equipment?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSloyan, L
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume4
Start Page104
Issue1
Pagination104-130
Date Published12/2011
Type of ArticleAction research
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

This paper examines how video can be used to enhance teacher engagement with ICT as a teaching tool. The Connect School Project, South Dublin County Council’s ubiquitous computing initiative, equipped St. Aidan’s with a vast amount of information and communication technologies (ICT). A review of appropriate literature indicated that the use of such technologies in class could lead to effective teaching and learning environments, increase student self-esteem and could bridge the ‘digital-divide’ that might exist between students in disadvantaged areas and those in more affluent communities. Through two cycles of enquiry, I planned and produced a video which modelled how the laptops and associated hard and software could be used effectively in class. The video aimed to represent all stakeholders in the school: management, teachers and students. In this way a top-down endorsement of the use of ICT as a teaching and learning tool was communicated. I feel that if teachers are to embrace the use of technology in class, pedagogical as well as technical support must be provided. Using video to model effective practice could be an ideal way to provide such support.

Short TitleUsing video to encourage teacher engagement with ICT
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