Technology Integration into the classrooms helps prepare our students for the elaborated world they will face going forward
RMS Information & Communication Technology ICT has tremendous potential to contribute to knowledge dissemination, effective learning, and the development of more efficient education services. Today’s teachers at RMS are prepared to provide technology-supported learning opportunities to their students in order to deliver the skills required by the modern knowledge economy. Technology is capable of transforming the classroom environment and has distinct advantages that enhance the teaching and learning process.
Application and digital technologies enhancement in education has always been placed as top priority by the Millennium Schools. The process of RMS digital technologies utilization in education may lead to the country’s education reform and revamp in near future to transform the Pakistani citizen into knowledge society and a developed country. The RMS’s initiative in constructing, supplying and commissioning of ICT laboratory in all schools throughout the country and sponsoring e-learning portal and platforms that will enable students and teachers in the country to access and acquire knowledge.
At RMS, within the web-enabled environment, individuals can access learning materials, courses, individual topics and performance support resources at any time, from anywhere centralized centers of office, at home or while traveling. Standard web browsers offer a consistent and seamless user interface across a wide variety of workstation platforms and networks. To effectively manage the students’ and teachers’ lifelong, RMS has launched Learning Management System which serves the regional collaborative learning centers for teachers, students and parents through e-learning platform and plays a double role not only as teaching and guidance staff but also as administrator of the learning portal. In order to achieve the targeted success, a series of benchmarks for ensuring e-learning quality and evaluating programme effectiveness has been set.
The significant difference between the school teachers’ academic achievement, and work experiences is the usage of ICT and Internet. ICT laboratories in schools throughout RMS are jointly connected through a common, combined effort and standard Learning Management System (LMS) in the dissemination of knowledge not only for students but also for teachers in the RMS by setting up a standardized ICT and teachers’ collaborative lifelong learning portal. A supervisory panel has been set up at the head office level to supervise the implementation of the teachers’ collaborative lifelong learning centers to synchronize the policies and procedures of disseminations of knowledge towards the school teachers in the processes of transforming and building the capacity of our future generation “Millennials”.
At RMS, Digital learning puts students in a position to retrieve information, to take a look at learning programmes whenever they wish, to amend and to manipulate teaching texts, to try out something new and to reverse incorrect decisions. RMS Networks offer even greater opportunities and chances for autonomous learning, for example, the World Wide Web. The rapid availability of information encourages students to search for things that interest them and to find them. RMS Teaching programmed courses in digital learning environments aims among other things, at the following student interactions: Answering questions and reacting to feedback as in programmed teaching, Selecting and working through prescribed links, Participating in a simulated tutorial dialogue, Opening a notes window for writing margin notes, Opening a comments window, Placing “bookmarks” to mark defined pages, Working with a search menu which can be opened by means of central terms in the text and Explorations with simulations of economic models, electronic circuits, biological systems, etc. Students can enter their own parameters and in this way acquire their own insights and knowledge.