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 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education|
|Editors||Lung Hsiang WONG, Chen-Chung LIU, Tsukasa HIRASHIMA, Pudjo SUMEDI, Muhammad LUKMAN|
|Place of Publication||Indonesia|
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
CitationKong, S. C. (2013). Territory-wide readiness for IT integration into curriculum delivery for learner-centered learning: The current state in Hong Kong. In L. H. Wong, C.-C. Liu, T. Hirashima, P. Sumedi, & M. Lukman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 916-921). Indonesia: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
- Curriculum delivery
- IT integration
- Learner-centered learning
- Secondary schools
- Territory-wide survey