Volume 1(2), 2005-10, 216—245

Expanding possibilities: Project work using ICT

Ola Erstad
Department of Educational Research
University of Oslo
Norway

One of the main findings from the SITES Module 2 study internationally is the increased use of project work connected to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in many countries around the world. The Norwegian cases presented in this article support these findings, showing that when teachers and students use ICT in school settings, it is most often part of project work. However, there is a need to analyze to a larger degree the project work using ICT. In this article, project work using ICT is analyzed firstly by studying the changes in learning environment that the technology represents or as a catalyst for physical changes in the spaces in schools. Secondly, project work is analyzed by studying the potential for benefit (affordances) that new technologies might provide for the students learning activities.

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