COMPUTERS and NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LES ORDINATEURS ET LES NTI
Power On: New Tools for Teaching and Learning
Computers play an increasingly important role in classroom learning in North America.
Interactive technology enables children to actively participate in lessons, and enlarges
the scope of studies available in the classroom. With suitable training for teachers and
the possibility of teleconferencing for rural schools, computer hardware and software can
be powerful tools for education. Children of all ages and experiences can benefit.
(computer assisted instruction)
||Country: United States
Producer: US Congress
1989, English, 26', VHS/NTSC
Las computadores en educación
En Costa Rica, el 25% de los alumnos de la enseñanza primaria, entre los 6 y
los 13 años, reciben una formación en computación educativa, concebida por el
"Massachussets Institute of Technology". Este programa, centrado en la educación
básica, tiene como objetivo desarrollar la creatividad, el pensamiento lógico y un
nuevo comportamiento frente a la ciencia y a la tecnología.
Computers in Education
25% of primary students aged 6-13 in Costa Rica benefit from a computer
education programme developed by the Massachussets Institute of Technology.
Aimed at developing creativity, logical thinking and a new attitude towards
science and technology, the programme concentrates on basic education.
(computer assisted instruction; basic education; educational programmes)
||Country: Costa Rica
Producer: Omar Dengo Foundation;
Ministerio de Educacion
1990, English, Spanish, 8', VHS/NTSC
New Tools for Learning: Using Computers in Science Teaching
Computers can be useful tools in teaching science to high school children. Examples from
real classroom situations demonstrate the role of computer learning. New material can be
presented, old material reviewed, and students can interact with models and games.
A computer can be used as a tool to collect and analyse data, or can be programmed by t
he students. Each activity requires the student to understand and interact with the computer,
thus reinforcing learning.
(computer assisted instruction; secondary education; science education)
||Country: Costa Rica
Producer: Radio Learning Project
1990, English, 27', VHS/PAL
Apuntes de coeducación y nuevas tecnologías
Objetivos: Informar a profesoras y profesores de algunas actitudes de alumnos y
alumnas ante el uso de las NTI en el aula. Ofrecer estrategias para profundizar
el interés de las jóvenes hacia las NTI.
(new information technology; teacher education; curriculum development; girls education; secondary education)
Producer: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencias
1991, Spanish, 20', VHS/PAL
Technology Studies Course One
Prepared by the Anangu and Aboriginal Schools Section of the Open Access College the
video contains information on Technology Studies course 1. Introduction - what is
technology? examples; 2. Solving design briefs - the design process consists of three phases:
design, make, appraise. 3. Materials - wood, metals, plastics.
(distance education; educational technology; vocational training)
Producer: Open Access Materials Unit
1993, English, 21', VHS/PAL
Training Information Resource Teachers: Information Studies
Video presentation of an information studies course using a variety of distance learning
technologies, materials and methods to make information training available to practising
teachers throughout New Zealand wishing to gain more expertise in the areas of information
skills, information management and information technology. The course is based on experiential
learning and problem-solving methodologies. Teachers use their own students and classrooms to
trial the materials and methods as the course progresses, so that theory is integrated into
practice, and teachers are helped to be self-reflective practitioners.
(information technology; curriculum development; distance education; inservice teacher education)
||Country: New Zealand
Producer: Auckland College of Education
1994, English, 10', VHS/PAL