Below are the lists that I have made what I wish for regarding what I think to make learning using ICT efficiently in the classroom, in other words, what I would love to implement to my school. Some of my wish maybe ridiculous, only can make it happen if I’m the big bos to Malaysia, or MinED. HaHaHaHaHa
10. More budget from RMK being allocated to MinEd
More budget means more money. More money means we can buy enough facilities in addition to the existing facilities of ICT in the classroom. However, the one that really need the facilities are the school that lacking in this area (ICT), especially to the schools that are located in villages, or rural area. The students at these area also need to have the opportunity to learn, to get exposed through the world of ICT.
09. Teacher training
Teachers need to get exposed to this kind of ICT. How get this done? By having a carefully designed syllabus in the teaching training program to teach on how to create, how to use, how to implement the technology in the classroom and how to manage the equipment or ICT tools. The trainer should have experience, i mean practical experience, not only theoretical experience. Having a seasoned (not by age, but by experiences) will give the trainee a real view of how to implement the technology in teaching and learning process . Micro teaching held held in the IPG or U is not really enough, it is only a simulation. Bring the teacher trainee to real school, let them explore the real world.
08. Cooperation with government and private agencies.
I still remember back in my childhood years, I always enjoying the slot of TV Pendidikan on RTM 2 (if my memory serves me). In the show, there were real teachers delivering the lesson to the viewers. And now ASTRO also make the same thing through their program TVIQ. the only differences between those two is one is free, and the other one is paid. MinEd should have the initiative to restart back the TV Pendidikan thing, by using real teacher, experience teacher to deliver the lesson through national tv network. The ASTRO thing is also a good example of the involvement of private agencies, but it seems it only focuses on examination, which is not so applicable to all stages of primary school (including secondary school).
07. Widely available of internet connection
In this era of internet is so important, i would like to have a very good, widely available internet services. This could help in implementing ICT more effectively in the lesson. I-Information C-Communication T-Technology (correct me if i’m wrong). From this abbreviation, communication and information is very important. Having a widely, better to be if free internet access, teacher, as well as students can interact at any time. Both parties can also have the access of getting the information easily, thus will encouraging the students to be independent learners.
06. Sharing information
One school should have the initiative to have a ‘joint-venture’ cooperation with other school. A shared lesson between two different school via video conference in one example (we need to have good internet access to make this happen, so let assume that we already have it). Another thing is by staff sharing. Teacher from other school in being transfered for one or two week, to share their experience and knowledge in implementing ICT in classroom.
05. Dedicated ICT period for each subject
When each school in this country have enough facilities of ICT, i want to implement that each subject can have one or two period that must use ICT in the classroom as an obligation to each teacher. this sound ridiculous right? Trust me, with the work culture that we have in our country, this is the only way to make use ICT in education.
04. ICT friendly text book.
Text book is still needed (it will waste the effort, the money of CDC to come with a set of standard textbook). Just make it more ICT friendly by proved CD-ROM courseware, or link to internet.
03. Student’s task
I would like my future students to have more tasks that need them to use ICT as main tool to get information, or using ICT tools as medium to present their work/task/assignment.
02. Teachers’ attitude
What I mean here is teacher’s attitudes towards implementing ICT in the classroom need to be changed. “ahh..no use la ICT..use textbook etc is much more easier la then using this ICT thing’………. change that first than we can have more ICT oriented classroom (OK, self reminder here….)
01. NO MORE IDEA!!!!
What else to write? i don’t have any ideas left for my wish list…just hoping that all of my wishes above could be realized…. (boleh ke masalahnya????? buli ba kalau kauuuuu)