Learning technology vision
The 21st century learning demands new pedagogical and technological approaches to using ICT for learning. It is the responsibility of all OIS staff to prepare students for the demands of an ever-changing world, through facilitating learning in a technology-rich environment, where students and teachers don’t just learn about technology, they use it to achieve powerful learning and teaching and improve student learning outcomes. At OIS, we recognize and value the positive uses of technology and the opportunities it provides. It is the aim of OIS to be an innovator in the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). Primarily, we aim to utilise ICTs to:
- Enhance Student Learning through quality teaching.
- Streamline administrative practices and management of learning systems.
- Extend traditional understandings and boundaries of physical and virtual learning spaces.
- Facilitate a teaching and learning culture that is as dynamic as the emergence of new technologies
Mobile computing enables students to learn anywhere, any time. Netbooks, Notebooks and iPads, add an international dimension to learning as student’s research, communicate and collaborate in a global context. Students learn to research and evaluate content, therefore becoming critical thinkers and discerning users of information.
At OIS, we believe that technology has its place inside and outside of the classroom. Students have 24/7 access to an Online Learning System - Fronter both at school and at home. They are able to complete online assessment tasks and have access to further learning opportunities on demand. The eLearning platform builds a partnership between parents, students and teachers. Parents are able to view the academic progress of their children through the grade book at any time. The school is equiped with notebooks, iPad computers, mobile iPad/notebook carts, four PC-labs, projectors and e-beams in each class facilitating an engaging and visual focus, as well as a wireless network access.
Library media center
The Library Media Center was renamed the Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Library in 2011. It is a 300 square meters facility located in the heart of the school. It contains an up-to-date collection of over 20,000 books, magazines, online resources as well as a computer lab. The center is staffed by two librarians who provide research skills instruction and assistance to students, staff, and parents.