For example, Yaratan and Kural (2010, p.161) state that foreign-language teaching has seen many rapid changes since the advent of technology because the students can now share a more communicative and collaborative environment in learning instruction. Especially, in foreign-language teaching, the communicative settings were facilitated with translation softwares.
Sir Jim Rose, the government advisor and former chief inspector of schools, has given a review of the primary curriculum in Great Britain. He has focused on curriculum design and content, and has stressed upon the importance of ICT in the primary curriculum. Rose has suggested that it has become crucial to inculcate ICT based learning process in EYFS and primary stage (Rose, n.d.). This will introduce high level of ICT understanding in students when they finish their primary stage. He asserts in his final report that England’s best schools should consider ICT as a priority to enhance a balanced and broad education in math, science and English in particular and all through K-12 curriculum in general. Rose has emphasized upon young children’s computer literacy about using podcasts, simulations and presentations, with complexity in accordance with EYFS and primary stages.
In the K-12 curriculum, ICT can play its role in planning work sequences and learning and teaching procedures. It will help students to enjoy their educational activities because they will be able to relate the technology based learning to their everyday lives. Students will be able to develop their own independent thinking regarding research, analysis of problems and decision-making. The national curriculum has already put forth such programs of study that use ICT to enable the students to develop self-confidence and think about new ideas. The ICT based study programs in the K-12 curriculum will support safe usage ...Show more