You will prepare and submit a term paper on Can ICT Enhance Education in the 21st Century. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. In the recent past, the teachers have learned the importance of embracing ICT in their teaching programs, which have given them the relevant knowledge and made work easier for themselves as well as the students.
Ager found out that there are diverse ICT tools used by different teachers in different countries, which causes a variation in the level of students’ understanding. The use of ICT tools in teaching and learning in the 21st century can enhance the level of education as well as the quality of education among the students, and the teachers (Ager, 1998, p.8). Using ICT will mastermind the changes in the teacher’s knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes. This is because using ICT in the education reform will bring into effect the importance of the teachers changing their attitudes in the order of teaching to create long-term sustainable change. One main hindrance to the effective implementation of this course is that the projects normally fall short of their expectations since the educationalists carry on work within the old-style vision of rote learning (Ager, 2000, p.7). In order to oversee the effective implementation of the ICT tools in education, the teachers ought to realize this modern methodology of teaching is effective and should make a modification for their students. In addition, the teachers ought to have understanding and commitment, which should be particularly important in order to sustain changes in these areas, for instance, project-based learning systems, and the student center teaching techniques. However, the implementation of this methodology needs some primary changes for instance as a teacher instructional practice (Blamires, 1999).
Additionally, ICT can enhance changes in education in the way students engage their content. According to (Cook, & Finlayson, 1999, p.7) the use of ICT in education can enhance changes especially in the areas, which engage research, such as the research projects.