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 for ICT integration that supports educational innovation.