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ILT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. What Does ILT Stand for?. Information and Learning Technology It is the term used to refer to the specific set of uses to which colleges apply computer-based information technology ILT PUTS THE LEARNING IN IT!. What are the Differences Between ?.

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what does ilt stand for
What Does ILT Stand for?
  • Information and Learning Technology

It is the term used to refer to the specific set of uses to which colleges apply computer-based information technology


what are the differences between
What are the Differences Between ?
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology
  • ILT (Information and Learning Technology)
  • refers to the hardware, software and skills that surround a single stand-alone computer or laptop
  • Machines are networked together allowing communication with others on the network and in the outside world via e-mail and the Internet.
  • The computer is a tool for performing tasks and communicating with others.
  • ICT is defined as the interconnection of stand-alone computers across and between institutions
  • Is the application of IT/ICT to the core business of further education
  • ILT ‘puts the Learning into IT’ by the use of ICT to deliver learning materials/experiences and may extend to:
    • on-line guidance
    • assessment and recording of progress
    • traditional/off-line learning or support

support differentiation

ILT can help to:

develop thinking skills



Going interactive

ILT resources do not necessarily improve the quality of delivery, just as a good textbook does not necessarily make the teaching any better

The real potential of ILT is to empower practitioners to be creative with their existing resources

Because a good practitioner is at the heart of good learning

A skilled practitioner with few IT skills can produce imaginative, creative and effective resources

by focusing more on the teaching principles than on the technology

The availability of new types of resources and new types of

interaction can satisfy different

learning preferences and present alternative ways of accessing the

same information

display screen technology dst
Display Screen Technology (DST)
  • The collective name for software and hardware that enable practitioners to use digital resources in face-to-face sessions with groups of learners eg
    • interactive whiteboards or similar devices (such as mimio™ )
    • plasma displays or other large monitor/television screens
    • data projectors
uses of dst in teaching
Uses of DST in Teaching
  • Practitioners can now replace the traditional blackboard or whiteboard with a more interactive focal point. By connecting the computer to one of these devices they can use DST to:
    • give presentations
    • demonstrate spreadsheets and data handling
    • deliver content from web pages
    • run multimedia and CD-ROMs
    • explain and illustrate software.
benefits of dst in teaching
Benefits of DST in Teaching
  • It captures the attention of learners
  • It makes the curriculum area come alive
  • Learners show increased motivation
  • Learners enjoy the interaction the technology offers
  • Practitioners can use software, multimedia and the Internet with large groups of learners
definitions of e learning
Definitions of E-Learning
  • Several key organisations have been working on definitions of e-learning:
    • 'E-learning is the effective learning process created by combining digitally delivered content with (learning) support and services (The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council )
    • 'E-learning refers to learning activities that involve computers and networks. (The Internet and intranets are considered networks.) E-learning does not require learning materials to be delivered by computer, but computer and networks must be involved in this type of learning (Susanna Tsai and Paulo Machado of the InkiTiki Corporation, Hawaii)
'E-learning is learning with the help of information and communications technology tools (Post-16 E-Learning Strategy Task Force)
  • 'DEL (distributed and electronic learning) can be represented as a spectrum ranging from Internet-supported distance learning in which the learner has limited physical contact with the tutor or other learners, to teacher-led, classroom-based activity which is interspersed with occasional computer-delivered or facilitated assignments (The LSC’s Distributed and Electronic Learning Group (DELG))
'The use of electronic technology to deliver, support and enhance teaching and learning’ (Education and Learning Wales (ELWa))
common factors
Common Factors
  • It is a debate that is very much on going. There are at present only two common factors in all of the definitions available:
    • that it involves the use of IT (the 'e-')
    • that it is used for part of a developmental process (the 'learning').
good practice in ilt
Good practice in ILT
  • Using ILT can enable clearer understanding
  • ILT provides differentiated learning opportunities
  • ILT provides opportunities for learning outside the classroom
  • ILT offers opportunities to differentiate between learners and learning styles
  • ILT need not replace existing good practice, but should enhance what you already do
practitioner a

has good teaching skills but weaker IT skills

relies on face-to-face group work, role play and delivery of ideas through scenarios in paper-based activities

Could add…

assignments based around digital images placed on the intranet to illustrate the same concepts


learners can produce these resources and they can be used flexibly by those absent from class

Practitioner A
practitioner b

has good IT skills and good subject knowledge, but delivery does not actively engage learners, as it is too dependent on paper-based handouts and OHTs

Could add…

interactive Word functions to paper-based handouts, which could then be available for use on the intranet

quizzes to allow learners to test their own progress

hyperlinked on-line resources, possibly with animation to highlight key points

Practitioner B
practitioner c

delivers face to face to small groups of learners on different sites

repeats the same material with each group


place learning material on a VLE and allow interaction between learners

use time saved to address individual learners’ problems in the face-to-face sessions

Practitioner C
what is the ferl practitioners programme
What is the FERL Practitioners’ Programme?
  • The Ferl Practitioners’ Programme is a staff development programme.
  • It provides practitioners with the skills and understanding to transform the culture of teaching and learning using ILT
  • It links to a wide range of ready made resources.

example of ferl resources
Example of FERL Resources
mapping the nln materials
Mapping the NLN Materials
  • National Learning Network ILT Subject Mentors have mapped the NLN Materials to a range of key subject areas:
  • Beauty TherapyBusiness Studies
  • ConstructionCross Curricula
  • HairdressingHealth and Social Care
  • Hospitality Service IT Practitioners
  • Key skills Land-based
  • Leisure and Recreation Performing Arts
  • Travel and Tourism
what is hot potatoes
What Is Hot Potatoes?
  • Hot Potatoes is a tool which allows you to create Web-based interactive teaching materials (crosswords, mix and match exercises, quizzes)
  • The software is free to educational establishments providing you publish any resources you create to their website for use by other organisations.
how do i do it
How Do I Do It?
  • Open Hot Potatoes
useful web sites
Useful Web Sites
  • (

National Learning Network (NLN)

Provides high quality learning chunks for many subject areas which are free to FE colleges


Further Education Resource Library(FERL)

Contains a range of resources and materials for using ILT in teaching and learning across many subject areas

  • (

Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA)

A national resource repository aimed specifically at the post-16 sector

  • (

The Virtual Teacher Centre http://

Database of resources and activities designed to help teachers develop and share ideas for good practice