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Promoting the use of information technology in education via lightweight authoring tools

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2 Author(s)
B. C. Chiu ; Educ. Dept., HKSAR, Kowloon, China ; Y. T. Yu

The potential benefits of using information technology in classrooms for enhancing students' learning have been well known, but the realisation of these benefits is often hindered by a number of factors, notably the lack of knowledge/skills of teachers, the lack of appropriate software, insufficient teacher time, and the limitation of hardware and network infrastructure. In this paper, we introduce the approach of using lightweight authoring tools to address the difficulties faced by teachers. This approach has been adopted on many occasions for the continuing development of primary school teachers in Hong Kong, including many workshops and a formal in-service teacher education course. This paper describes how the approach works, and reports our experiences and the very encouraging feedback we received with the use of lightweight authoring tools.

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Computers in Education, 2002. Proceedings. International Conference on

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3-6 Dec. 2002