Course: The Internet as a Tool in Education

Internet and web technologies have evolved tremendously in the last five years, and today, we live in what Internet technologists call a Web 2.0 era. Web 2.0 technologies and services provide educators and learners with new and cost effective ways to work, search and manage content, access specialised communities and resources, and create content.

This workshop aims to explore the development of these technologies with a view to helping educators to realise the potential of the Internet to deliver better education and learning experiences. The workshop will also feature some of the information literacy skills needed by a 21st century learner.

Workshop Leader

Dr. Sangeet Bhullar (UK) is the Founder and Executive Director of WISE KIDS, a non-profit organisation providing innovative training programmes and consultancy in New Media, Internet and Mobile Technologies, Internet Proficiency, Literacy and Safety. An older Digital Native, trained as an Electrical Engineer, she believes strongly in the potential of Internet and Mobile technologies to transform learning, youth, community and business development. She also believes in the need for Internet opportunity and literacy programmes to help people better understand the Internet, assess risk and take advantage of opportunities online whilst maintaining their personal safety.

Sangeet has extensive experience developing content and delivering training programmes in these areas. She has spoken at international conferences, been an external examiner, written guidance, and provided training across Britain, Singapore and Malaysia. Sangeet is also on a number of government and non-government groups in the UK where she promotes Digital Participation, Inclusion and New Media Literacy.

A Workshop for Educators

This workshop is designed to provide an insight into:

  • How the Internet and web technologies have evolved and are evolving
  • New ways of creating content and collaborating online
  • New ways of searching and organising content from the Internet
  • How to keep up to date with new developments
  • How to discover new information and network effectively
  • Information Literacy challenges and skills for the 21st Century

Date: 26 February 2010, Friday

Time: 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Venue: Toa Payoh Public Library

Register online by visiting www.bookcouncil.sg. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before registering.

Enquiries
Email: clap@bookcouncil.sg
Tel: (65) 6848 8290

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