The Changing Scene of the Worldwide Advanced Gap

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The Changing Landscape of the Global Digital Divide Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education Paul Resta The University of Texas at Austin

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Will examine: • The changing scene of advanced gap • Key components of computerized consideration • The authority opportunity and test for instructor training

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Digital Divide Traditionally characterized as far as access to PCs and Internet Digital avoidance is a piece of a more extensive separation adding to social and financial prohibition of individuals Multiple viewpoints: monetary, geographic, dialects, sex, and so on

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The Knowledge Divide The computerized isolate augments a much additionally disturbing partition - the information separate Closing the computerized gap won't suffice to close the learning separate for access to helpful, pertinent information is more than a matter of innovation get to Growing worry over the commoditization of (learning available to be purchased)

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Teacher training ought to (and can) assume an administration part locally, broadly and all around in moving toward computerized incorporation

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Global scene of advanced gap

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Adult ignorance rates by area and sexual orientation World Arab States Central & Central Asia East Asia Latin America North America South & Sub-Sahara E. Europe & Pacific & Caribbean West Asia Africa Source: UIS, Literacy database, June 2005

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Challenge of Global Teacher Shortages A colossal lack of instructors around the world: 15 to 35 million instructors required by 2015 66% of the world's 60 million instructors in creating nations Teaching is turning into a less appealing calling – low status, poor working conditions and compensations (Haddad and Draxler, 2002)

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Percent of family units with a radio Source: UIS from ITU World Telecommunication Indicators Database (2005)

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Percent of families with TV Source: UIS from ITU World Telecommunication Indicators Database (2005)

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Number of PCs per 100 tenants in 2002 Source: UIS from ITU World Telecommunication Indicators Database (2005)

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Broadband infiltration in main 20 economies in December 2005

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Internet Penetration by World Region (in millions) ww.internetworldstats.com-Mar 19.2007

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Percent of Internet World Users www.internetworldstats.com

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Internet clients per 100 occupants 1994-2004 Source: International Telecommunications Union

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Telephone Subscribers and Internet Users 1994-2004 (in billions)

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Comparing versatile development rates, by area, 1993-2003 (per penny) Source: ITU World Telecommunication Indicators database

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Telephone supporters per 100 occupants, Africa 1995-2004

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Context of Knowledge Divide Knowledge, both fundamental and connected, is developing exponentially World learning base duplicates each 2-3 years Similar development drifts in data on Internet

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Size of Internet in Terabytes Source: Lyman (2003) How much data 2003 Library of Congress =20 terabytes

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Percent of Web substance by dialect 313 billion pages (2004) Source: VilaWeb.com

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Essential conditions for advanced consideration Access to: fundamental proficiency aptitudes PC equipment, programming and network to the Internet important, high caliber, socially significant substance in nearby dialects making, sharing, and trading computerized content teachers who know how to utilize computerized devices and assets in instructively solid, socially responsive ways

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Teacher training openings and difficulties in moving toward advanced incorporation

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equipment access in schools Connectivity Rapid development of remote advances WiMax - expanding scope of remote Explore portable learning openings Foster open/private activities to increment: .

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Advocate for new administrative structure in creating nations Today's broadband test requires new thinking and a conclusion to the same old thing Build on versatile achievement where 1 billion portable clients (or 58% of today's 1.8 billion versatile clients) are in creating nations Regulators have a phenomenal chance to speed the take-up of broadband to empower the Information Society

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Develop Pilot Projects Work with schools, groups, government offices, private segment to exhibit advantages of get to Example of Educational Native American Network (ENAN)

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Provide Leadership in Open Educational Resources Rapid development of advanced libraries, open instructive assets Merlot, Google, Yahoo Open Courseware Initiative (MIT, UNESCO) Rapid development of free/open source programming Examples: Open Office,GIMP, Tux Paint, Nvu Creative Commons (a few rights held )

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Provide learners with access to educators who know how to utilize computerized devices and assets

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E-Learning for Teacher Development Source: Teacher Development in E-Learning Age. UNESCO (in press)

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The Role of E-learning in Teacher Development… . tp.. Helping Teacher move from… …

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Provide authority in working with groups to create significant, high caliber, socially pertinent substance in nearby dialects

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The Four Directions Project An Indigenous Model of Education

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Use of Technology to Develop Culturally Relevant Content Use of innovation: to grow socially responsive substance in neighborhood dialects to consolidate conventional social information into educational modules to protect and renew local dialects

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Virtual Museum Partnerships Many social & recorded ancient rarities of indigenous people groups are spread over the world in historical centers and private accumulations Partnerships between galleries & tribal schools offer approach to make virtual exhibition halls that "carefully repatriate" things back to their social countries

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Provide initiative in empowering groups, schools, educators, understudies to make, share and trade advanced substance

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Cultural Appropriation of ICT to Empower Indigenous Communities Enable local voices to share what is shareable about their way of life Use the Internet as method for encouraging diverse comprehension and to impart learning to different indigenous people groups To carefully repatriate critical social curios inhabitant in galleries

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Provide administration in research on the use of computerized advances to improve learning for all gatherings

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Summary Leadership Opportunities & Challenges of Teacher Education Working with accreditation organizations for instructor computerized familiarity Developing pilots to show viability and achievability Work with group individuals to grow socially responsive social advanced substance in nearby dialects

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Summary Leadership Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education Provide authority in open instructive assets Collaborate with media communications administrative offices to create arrangements that will bolster instructive improvement Establish trans-national associations with educator training foundations in creating nations to cultivate trades and supported discourse

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Contact: Paul Resta resta@mail.utexas.edu

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