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Why introduce ICT in schools? A road map for decision makers and teachers


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The claim that ICT deeply pervades our society is self-evident. But is this sufficient argument for introducing ICT in schools? According to the author, the failure of many initiatives aimed at introducing new technologies in schools lies in the lack of critical and pedagogical analysis of the “if, why and how” underpinning decision making criteria. This paper proposes three pillars supporting decision making for technological innovation. The affordances that new technologies offer need to be evaluated on different levels, each of which demands specific analysis frameworks and evaluation criteria.

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT); School; Education; Educational Technology; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); Digital Literacy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17471/2499-4324/123

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