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As an instructional medium, IT does not necessarily cause changes or improvements in teaching and learning. This CDTL Brief presents the first of a two-part discussion on how instructors may utilise the options and opportunities in IT-supported Learning Strategies for improved teaching and learning.

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August 2003, Vol. 6, No. 8 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Embracing Appropriate Technology in Teaching and Learning
Professor Elsie Chan
School of Public Administration
University of Victoria, Canada
One of the most obvious trends on university campuses in recent years is the increased use of technology to support instruction and learning. Integration of technology into teaching and learning, however, remains the single most important information technology challenge confronting universities around the globe. Continue reading

Information Communication Technology Mediated Learning
Mr Alfred Low
Educational Technologist
Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, NUS
Meaning making in a real-world situation is context-diverse and requires deep thinking, soliciting opinions and engaging the thoughts of others through communication. Traditionally, technology has been used to deliver and communicate instructions to the student who will hopefully comprehend those instructions and learn from them. Continue reading

Supporting Online Learners in a Constructivist Manner: A Case for Future Development Work in the Singapore Context
Mr Christopher Cheers Dr Phillip Towndrow
Lecturer, Educational Courseware & Design Development,
Teaching & Learning Centre, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Assistant Professor, English Language & Literature Academic Group
National Institute of Education
The manner in which computer-based technology is (or should be) integrated into contemporary teaching and learning practice is a topic of extensive debate because few agree on how this can be done successfully. Continue reading