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The University of Hong Kong Quality Education Fund CITE Hong Kong Study Centre
Key Findings Analysis of Innovation Classroom Analysis of Innovation Schools Exploring M2 Case Study Database
ICT and Innovation Exploring Innovation Community Database


ICT and Educational Innovations

The introduction of ICT into the school curriculum began around the early 1980s. With the short timespan of a quarter century, not only has the presence of ICT in schools increased exponentially in many countries, the key justification for their presence ( Why should ICT be introduced into the curriculum? ) has also changed. The technological changes brought about by ICT have lead to deep changes in the workplace . Towards the end of the 20th century, many countries have identified the development of 21st century competencies through educational reforms that encompass fundamental changes in pedagogy that integrate the use of ICT to be their top educational priority. The Second International Information Technology in Education Study (SITES M2) has thus identified innovative pedagogical practices the focus of this comparative study in order that we can learn from the most innovative cases of ICT use in schools around the world how ICT can transform our classrooms to better prepare our students for the future. The Hong Kong SITES research team has analysed the SITES cases collected from around the world based on an analysis model that conceptualizes ICT use as an integral part of curriculum interactions within the context of school, regional and national policies and strategies. The purpose of this website is to support professional and leadership development


Professional and leadership development  

Change is a complex process. Different schools in different national/regional contexts serving communities with different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds may have different goals and priorities as well as different contextual factors that may support or hinder change. The findings from this study as well as a database of these rich case studies structured on the basis of the analysis can be used to support the professional development of education professionals as well as strategic planning for ICT integration in schools. For education institutions to meet the challenge of effective ICT integration for educational change, leadership from the senior management as well as building an empowering collaborative culture across all levels of staff/stakeholders to establish a partnership in leadership is critical. The ACEC eLeadership project is an example of how the SITES database has been used to support such professional and leadership development in an international contex.

for ICT integration that supports educational innovation.