Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The New Dawn for ICT

Management information systems (MIS) have ruled the past 20 years of education. Deployed as costing cutting, auditing and number crunching systems they have been very successful.

Whilst being a success as a management tool the MIS was a singular failure as a reformer of learning practice.

If anything the momentum of bureaucratic process established by the MIS has now become the unstoppable force that teachers have to over come to reform the learning process.

But things have changed, the democratisation of media has provided teachers with new opportunities. Real tools, tools that work, tools of today, which will cause change tomorrow.

No more false dawns for educational reform, the tools for reform are now in the hands of the classroom teacher. Such teachers will cause change, reform, the are the new leaders.

Seek the tools, empower yourself