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Understanding the Digital Natives: A Rethinking of ICT Literacy in Hong Kong Discuss this presentation on facebook

WANG, Tianchong (The University of Hong Kong)
TOWEY, Dave (BNU-HKBU United International College)

Time:15 June 2012, Friday, 11:10 - 11:30 am
Venue:Room 10 & 11, Collaboration Zone, Level 3, Main Library, HKU
Sub-theme:e-Leadership: Leading e-learning in a changing education ecology – managing change in a constantly changing environment
Presentation format:Paper Presentations
Medium of instruction:English

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Abstract

Many educational technology advocates claim that today’s students, as Digital Natives, are ICT (Information and Communication Technology) capable in class activities. However, there is still a possible trend that non-ICT course teachers may overlook or under-utilise student skills when preparing their teaching. To examine the extent to which this may be true, this paper reports on a case study at two international schools in Hong Kong attempting to explore the students’ actual ICT capability, and looks at whether the skills stated in the government’s guidelines and curricula are being harnessed in students’ daily study. Relevant pedagogical implications are discussed.

Tianchong WANG’s biography

Tianchong Wang is currently an MSc (Information Technology in Education) candidate at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to this, he obtained a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC), where he also served as a Student Teaching Assistant and the Webmaster for the programme. Wang has received a series of professional qualifications in the field of IT, including MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, ACSP and ACTC. He is also a student member of IEEE and a member of Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguistics (HAAL). His research interests include Educational Technology, especially Web 2.0 e-learning and mobile learning.

Dave TOWEY’s biography

Dr. Dave Towey is currently an associate professor at the BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC), where he works in the English Language Centre (ELC) as deputy director. His research interests include Technology-enhancement of Education, especially Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL).

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