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ICT in Education Research and Innovation Group
The definition of ICT in Education goes far beyond that of a traditional computer connected to a network – it encompasses a whole realm of new technologies, including human language technologies, “smart” devices, wireless and handheld devices, merging media devices and high-performance computing concepts and facilities. It focuses specifically on the application of these technologies in an educational context and environment, and should thus be seen as a tool or platform to support education, not an end in itself.
The Meraka Institute's emerging ICT in Education Research Group directly supports the South African national Department of Education’s e-Education White Paper published in September 2004. e-Education entails the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to accelerate teaching and learning goals, particularly in the context of a developing world.
There are currently two major research and innovation areas within the group - the formal application of innovative ICTs to support teaching and learning in schools and a more informal approach of creating hands-on exposure for children aged 3 to 18 to science and technology careers. Examples of specific research topics within the group include:
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