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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 6, No. 4 (2010) open journal systems 


The readiness of schools of Macao to integrate IT in education and the extent of actual IT integration

Andy c Fan, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau


Abstract
Abstract: Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macao has become the Macao Special Administrative Region of China since 1999. Under the strong economic growth in recent years, the Macao government has invested substantial human, material and financial resources for the implementation of IT in education in Macau since 2001. This paper reviews the development of IT education in Macao, including hardware development, the integration IT into teaching and learning and other informal government’s supports to the development of IT education. Although the development of IT in education in Macao has progressed rapidly in last few years, there still have many shortcomings. The author makes some suggestions based on the shortcomings.


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