My Virtual Educa Notes


Keith Laban showed how Augmented Reality can work in the classroom.

I watched the live stream from home and below are my notes

  • Participants will be exposed to international best practices and how ICT impacts on education.
  • Trinidad and Tobago is a leader in the region in the use of ICT in education.
  • Laptop program is a major project that benefits students and their families.
  • There is internet in schools and rural areas.
  • Schools are also equipped with projectors, smart radios and TVs.
  • We are moving towards fiber connections for schools.
  • 25 Mbps for primary schools and 50 Mbps for secondary schools.
  • The event will benefit from ideas and suggestions from all ranks in the education system.
  • If we do not incorporate ICT in education we will be left behind.
  • Students are the main focus of our education system.
  • Teacher training and development is also important.
  • We cannot use the same old educational models.
  • We must adapt the education system to changing needs.
  • We have to produce creative and critical thinkers.
  • The event will let us share and learn from what is trending in education technology.
  • Education is important for the development of a country.
  • Teachers are the glue that hold society together.
  • Teachers Without Borders - http://www.teacherswithoutborders.org/
  • We are smartest when we use smart tools in smart environments.
  • Teachers are multipliers and technologies are accelerators.
  • The education technology revolution.
  • Students today are the digital natives or 21st century learners.
  • Teachers needs to become guides more than instructors.
  • Information is all around us. Students can go to Google and find what they want to learn.
  • Studies show that effective teachers are important.
  • CO-TEP Knowledge Bank - https://www.oas.org/cotep
  • Teachers encouraged to join - Inter-American Teacher Education Network - http://itenamericas.org/
  • Teach less, learn more ... you are a facilitator.
  • The beauty is using technology to enhance learning.
  • Does your teaching style match your student learning style?
  • How the country's Education Ministry can use OpenEMIS - http://www.openemis.org/
  • Lessons learnt in championing blended learning.
  • Evidence of effectiveness of technology in education.
  • Technology is evolving fast.
  • Ubiquitous connectivity, network computing, open technologies, open identity and the intelligent web.
  • You don't have to reinvent the wheel.
  • MOOC - Massive open online course.
  • Leverage local and regional collaboration.
  • Need a good community of developers and technologists to build and support these LMS.
  • The LMS continues to evolve.
  • Mobile learning is an evolving and emerging trend.
  • Connectivity is very important for BYOD adoption.
  • Tool to see how education impacts competitiveness - http://decoder.thegfcc.org/
  • Move from brute force to brain force economies.
  • Rise of multi-disciplinarity and it's link to competitiveness.
  • There is rapid technological change.
  • High technology disruption and diffusion is our current and future state.

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