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Data Analysis and Interpretation

About This Specialization Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and applications, and conduct original research to inform complex decisions. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes you from data novice to data expert in just four project-based courses. You will apply basic data science tools, including data management and visualization, modeling, and machine learning using your choice of either SAS or Python, including pandas and Scikit-learn. Throughout the Specialization, you will analyze a research question of your choice and summarize your insights. In the Capstone Project, you will use real data to address an important issue in society, and report your findings in a professional-quality report. You will have the opportunity to work with our industry partners, DRIVENDATA and The Connection. Help DRIVENDATA solve some of the world's biggest social challenges by joining one of their competitions, or help The Connection be…

ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum

ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum

About this course: Why and how are teachers integrating ICT (Information and Communication Technology) into primary education? In this course we analyse examples from schools in different parts of the world, and bring professional teachers, headteachers and policymakers together to share their best ideas and inspiring stories. The materials in the course are based on studies carried out for the UNESCO Institute of IT in Education, Moscow. Learning Outcomes: to be aware of the range of reasons for using ICT to critique the strategies for developing ICT over time to analyse the strengths and weakness of different decision-making mechanisms to become familiar with a wider range of useful tools and resources for integrating ICT

Created by:   University of London

  • Professor Diana  Laurillard
    Taught by:    Professor Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies
    London Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education, University of London
LevelBeginner
Language
English
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Syllabus
WEEK 1
ICT and the 21st Century Primary School
This week will enable you to be aware of the range of reasons for using ICT and to critique the strategies for developing ICT over time. You will also analyse the strengths and weakness of different decision-making mechanismsand become familiar with a wider range of useful tools and resources for integrating ICT

7 videos7 readings
  1. Reading: Recording & Sharing Yours Ideas
  2. Reading: Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 1
  3. Video: Week 1 Overview
  4. Reading: Learning and Creating with iPads in Kindergarten
  5. Reading: Definition of Learning Types
  6. Video: Types of Learning and Learning Technologie
  7. Discussion Prompt: Learning through inquiry - how would you use ICT for this?
  8. Discussion Prompt: Learning through acquisition - how would you use ICT for this?
  9. Discussion Prompt: Learning through production - how would you use ICT for this?
  10. Discussion Prompt: Learning through collaboration - how would you use ICT for this?
  11. Discussion Prompt: Learning through practice - how would you use ICT for this?
  12. Discussion Prompt: Learning through discussion - how would you use ICT for this?
  13. Reading: ICT in Primary Education Analytical survey - Please read this chapter
  14. Video: The 21st Century School Environment
  15. Reading: Please Read this Chapter - Vignettes in ICT in Primary Education
  16. Discussion Prompt: Compare your local experiences (all learners to contribute)
  17. Video: Action Plans and Policies for Integrating ICT
  18. Video: Creating a Lesson Plan
  19. Video: Using and adapting an existing learning design
  20. Video: Exporting your design to Word
  21. Reading: Please Read - Survey of Schools: ICT in Education
WEEK 2
How does ICT make a difference?
This week will enable you to identify different dimensions of change at the school level due to the integration of ICT and to be aware of new opportunities for global participation facilitated by technology. You will also begin to understand the features involved in effective professional development and be aware of how children perceive the use of technology in a school context

7 videos6 readings
  1. Reading: Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 2
  2. Video: Week 2 Overview
  3. Video: Dimensions of change within the school
  4. Reading: Major changes
  5. Video: School teachers/leaders talking about changes in their schools - Jonathan Bishop
  6. Video: School teachers/leaders talking about changes in their schools - Elizabeth Wagner de Huero
  7. Video: School teachers/leaders talking about changes in their schools - Susan Skidmore
  8. Reading: Sharing activity: your reaction to leaders' testimonies
  9. Reading: Guide to discussion prompts about change dimensions
  10. Discussion Prompt: Changes in student motivation
  11. Discussion Prompt: Changes in teaching and learning
  12. Discussion Prompt: Changes in educational resources
  13. Discussion Prompt: Changes in school life
  14. Discussion Prompt: Changes in relations between teachers and students
  15. Discussion Prompt: Changes in physical space
  16. Video: Beyond the school
  17. Reading: National and international initiatives and projects
  18. Discussion Prompt: Recommendation to projects or initiatives - All Leaners
  19. Video: Students' Perspective
  20. Reading: Week 2 - Children's voice activity
WEEK 3
Pedagogical changes achievable through ICT
This week will introduce the primary school teaching community and enable you to contribute to the integration of a range of effective ICT-based practices and pedagogies. In addition we aim to increase understanding of the differences in teaching and learning styles, and how different learning activities can contribute to the depth of learning.

10 videos2 readings
  1. Reading: Reading and Activities: Week 3
  2. Reading: Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 3
  3. Video: Week 3 Overview
  4. Video: Learning Types
  5. Video: Project Introduction
  6. Video: Geography
  7. Video: English
  8. Video: Chemistry
  9. Video: Health
  10. Video: Maths
  11. Video: Literature
  12. Discussion Prompt: Share your thoughts in any of the 'Case-studies' Forum (Hungary, UNESCO Book, Australia, iTEC, USA, EUN). (Optional)
  13. Discussion Prompt: Compare policies encountered with that of your own locality. All Learners
  14. Video: Teacher Perspectives
  15. Discussion Prompt: Post an idea into the ‘Emerging Technologies in Education’. All Learners
Graded: Summarise the essence of your Learning Object using ICT
WEEK 4
Technology opportunities
This week we aim to encourage you to know different categories of ICT tools, their affordances and different criteria to be applied when selecting them. As well as be able to analyze the needs for digital content and various strategies how to get it, share, or develop and to be aware of the potential of ICT to support computational thinking, to reflect on the needs, priorities, and future plans for further developing and extending the digital environment.

5 videos2 readings
  1. Reading: Reading and tasks: Week 4
  2. Reading: Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 4
  3. Video: Week 4 Overview
  4. Video: Choosing technology
  5. Video: Digital content
  6. Video: Computational thinking
  7. Video: Programming
  8. Discussion Prompt: After reviewing the videos please comment on appropriate ICT tools for primary education
  9. Discussion Prompt: What would you would like to ask an experienced teacher regarding technology use in their school.
  10. Discussion Prompt: Write at least one argument FOR the One-to-One approach?
  11. Discussion Prompt: Write at least one argument AGAINST the One-to-One approach?
Graded: Making Key ICT Decisions in Schools
Graded: Making ICT Investment Decisions in Schools
WEEK 5
Inspiring examples and implementation concerns
This week we hope to enable you to identify the different dimensions of implementation issues, and apply them to your own context and to become aware of problems that can be encountered in using ICT. We also wish you to share and build some solutions to these concerns and problems and consider these solutions to be of different kinds: learning design, infrastructure, negotiation with parents, communities of practice, policies, staff development, pedagogical innovations, differentiation, affordable access, and teaching support.

10 videos2 readings
  1. Reading: Reading and tasks: Week 5
  2. Reading: Guidance on Discussion Forums - Week 5
  3. Video: Overview
  4. Video: An inspiring project that overcame some challenges
  5. Video: Dealing with potential pitfalls - Canada
  6. Video: Moscow School Science
  7. Video: Challenges & obstacles - Broadclyst
  8. Video: Challenges & obstacles - Bury
  9. Discussion Prompt: How to ‘use ICT smartly’ (All Learners)
  10. Discussion Prompt: Please share the useful tips for helping students use ICT well? ( All Learners)
  11. Discussion Prompt: 'Practical aspects of using ICT well'. (All Learners)
  12. Video: Dimensions
  13. Video: Avenues
  14. Discussion Prompt: The main specifics of implementation of technologies aimed on inclusion in your own context? (All Learners)
  15. Video: Children recommendations
  16. Video: Learning Designer - Adapt a design from the directory
Graded: Challenges and suggested solutions - ICT in the classroom
WEEK 6
Making ICT work
This week we aim to explain the pivotal role of the teacher in the ICT-enhanced learning environments and to identify the competencies of the teacher to take up this role effectively in the ICT-enhanced learning environments. As well as explain the conditions for supporting the teachers to take up this role effectively in the ICT-enhanced learning environments

1 video2 readings
  1. Reading: Reading and tasks: Week 6
  2. Video: Bertram Primary School
  3. Reading: Au Revoir...
Graded: Design a two-page brochure or newsletter
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