Territory-wide readiness for IT integration into curriculum delivery for learner-centered learning: The current state in Hong Kong

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to forward information technology (IT) in education among secondary schools for promoting the paradigm shift to learner-centered learning. This study investigated the readiness of secondary schools in Hong Kong for IT integration into curriculum delivery. All 463 secondary schools in Hong Kong were invited for a territory-wide survey. With the response rate of 72.79%, the feedback from 337 schools indicated that most of the secondary school teachers confidently and habitually used IT for curriculum delivery. The teachers were adapted to integrate the use of digital resources, especially the free-of-charge ones, into students’ in-class learning process and after-school learning tasks. The teachers were also willing to try the pedagogical use of Web 2.0 technologies for supporting subject learning and teaching. This study revealed that secondary schools in Hong Kong are ready to forward IT integration into curriculum delivery for learner-centered learning. It also revealed the need of sustainable and scalable teacher development to help teachers enhance pedagogical competency in promoting learner-centered learning along with the trend of digital classrooms. Copyright © 2013 ICCE 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Kong, S. C. (2013, November). Territory-wide readiness for IT integration into curriculum delivery for learner-centered learning: The current state in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2013: Transforming Teaching and Learning through Integrated Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners, Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel, Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.