About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 6497-6506
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
In today's society, ICTs are an essential part of everyday life. They are integrated in work and leisure and consequently have to be engaged on large scale in the education process too. ICT offer teachers and students a powerful support in teaching and learning experience. The paper investigates the Bulgarian teachers’ attitude to the ICT-based teaching. The purpose is to define the place of ICT in the context of traditional education. Technological skills are of vital importance for development and rise of education. We examine the teachers’ points of view and make analysis regarding: learning subjects; teachers’ role and influence on students; challenges of introducing technology enhanced teaching as well as when, where and how to implement them in the educational process. In addition, we explore how the variety of technology-based approaches matches with classroom education nowadays. The paper analyses also diverse pedagogical methods that take advantage of new learning technologies and their application in different teaching-learning situations. We also examine the institutional support, which the teachers in Bulgaria receive with applying the new technologies in the school education. The use of new generation ICT, together with the classical teaching methods, help to realize the goals and problems in each subject (e-learning concept). Migration of traditional instruments for schooling to the new enhanced learning technologies allows the learning process to be managed both individually and as a whole. The variety of e-learning methodologies ranges from computer-based training to serious games and innovative facilities such as augmented and immersive virtual reality. Some examples of effective teaching strategies exploiting ICT tools in different subjects across the curriculum are discussed. An overview of benefits and drawbacks of the technology enhanced education are presented.
Technology enhanced teaching, ICT, e-learning.