Research on Education Applications of Information Technologies

This working group provides a forum to identify issues and priorities for research and to map research policies arising from the differing cultures in IFIP Member countries.

Our aims are ...

  • Identification of research needs and topics in the field of education
  • Improvement of research approaches and methods
  • Production of synthesis of research on major topics in the field
  • Dissemination of research, in partnership with educational research communities.

UpComing WG3.3 Activities

 

 WCCE 2022

20-24 August, Hiroshima, Japan (hybrid)

 

EDUsummIT 2022

25-28 August, Kyoto, Japan (f2f).

Members of WG3.3 have been invited to propose ideas for Thematic Working Groups.


In memoriam Dr. Seeta Jaikaran-Doe


by Andrew Fluck

 

I joined Seeta’s PhD supervision team in 2013. She was a wonderful candidate, with rich life-experience and prior qualifications.

She was born in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. Seeta trained as a teacher in University of the West Indies and Sheffield, England. She then taught in the United States of America, Kuwait and Australia.

Seeta joined Working Group WG 3.3 in 2015. She presented a paper in Vilnius that year.

Trinidad and Tobago has become one of the highest Gross National Incomes Per Capita (GNIPC) in Latin America principally due to its petroleum and natural gas wealth. The country provides a free laptop computer to each student starting secondary school, Seeta investigated the impact of this scheme through her thesis. She found schools were gradually adjusting their curriculum to include more computational thinking into programs. Younger teachers and recent graduates were more confident and skilled in understanding and applying ICT into their pedagogy. From the study, Seeta proposed a LEM-LT framework (Learning Environment Model & Levels of Teaching Innovation and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) to guide the successful implementation of technology programs in schools.

She was a woman of great ability, insight, and care. She achieved much in her interesting and full life, making a positive contribution to the many people she encountered on her life’s journey. Dr Seeta Jaikaran-Doe passed away peacefully in hospital on 17 September 2021, after a short illness.