ICT has been formally identified as an essential life skill. This text provides teachers and trainers with the skills to develop successful ICT learning programmes in line with the new ICT Skill for Life Standard. It focuses on improving the quality of provision through extending the range of teaching and learning strategies, meeting individual needs while using participative methods, and motivating the learner. All aspects of a successful ICT programme are covered, from how to assess learners at the start of a course to ways of enhancing teachers' and trainers' professional development.
Dr Alan Clarke is Associate Director for ICT and Learning at the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and is an Open University teacher. He has been involved with ICT and computer-based learning for over 20 years and is currently a member of the DfES Standards Unit expert group on ICT and the DfES Skills for Life partners group.
The author Acknowledgements Introduction Background Initial experiences and assessment Standards Planning and managing Context Integrating ICT in other subjects Support Methods: teaching and learning techniques Assessment Continuous Professional Development Appendix 1: Common problems for new ICT users Appendix 2: ITQ tutor profiles References and other sources Index