Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT

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  • Subject: Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT
  • From: "Jennifer Cassingena Harper"
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 13:21:31 +0200

many thanks,
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Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT

Dear Jennifer,

I would like to suggest the following scenario:

Malta would become a centre of excellence in ICT in education (practice and theory). This implies a situation where all teachers are making the best possible use of ICT in order to enhance teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum and at all levels of our education system (primary, secondary, post-secondary and tertiary). This vision includes making most of the communication capabilities of current and future technology in order to promote learning at a distance and at all times of the day (e-learning) and at facilitating communication between parents/guardians and the school. It also implies a situation where Malta develops innovative ways of making use of ICT in our classrooms.  Once such a vision is in place we can become a Mediteranean centre of excellence in teacher education in this area. We can then offer appropriate University level courses mainly through distance learning.

Leonard Bezzina

Jennifer Cassingena Harper wrote:

Dear Colleagues,  We would like to initiate an on-line discussion on alternative futures for Malta in ICT. We would like you to send us up to ten different scenario themes for Malta in ICT.  These can be scenario themes focused on:
  • specific niche areas (e.g. Malta as an e-learning hub)
  • or ICT-enabled initiatives (e.g. on-line gambling)
  • or telecomms-related initiatives
  • or any other ideas in general !!
 Ideally, this exercise should not involve too much time - maximum 30 minutes - just jot down what comes immediately to mind. So send us your feedback if possible by Thursday 22 August.Looking forward to hearing from you, Jennifer
___________Dr. Jennifer Cassingena Harper
Head, Policy Unit,
Malta Council for Science and Technology
Villa Bighi, Bighi, Kalkara CSP 11, Malta
email: [email protected]    http://www.mcst.org.mt
direct dial-in: +356 23602125
tel. +356 21 660340 (fax) +356 21 660341



Dr Leonard Bezzina
Department of Mathematics, Science and Technical Education
Faculty of Education
University of Malta
Msida MSD 06

E-mail address: [email protected]
Telephone number: 3290 2404


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