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Learning in the 21st century

There were 169 applications for the 30 places which will be offered to the first intake of students to NSW’s virtual selective high school class beginning in 2010. Carole McDiarmid, western NSW regional director of the NSW Department of Education, ...

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One for everybody in the audience?

Australian high schools are rolling out wave after wave of new technology as the government’s digital education revolution advances. And each state and territory has taken a slightly different approach. NSW, for example, has a tightly controlled regime which dictates ...

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Pathways, policy and ICTs

I recently came across an extraordinary finding – there already exists a cross-sectoral committee that includes the schools, VET and higher education sectors, and its purpose is to provide advice to Australian education and training ministers on the effective utilisation ...

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Web of intrigue

He has been working to develop the literacies, core skills and strategies needed to deal with the internet, network media and network communications. Wall-Smith and his colleagues have been exploring how web 2.0 tools can be harnessed by educators. “At ...

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Put to the test

Within the first few days of being issued with governmentsponsored laptops, NSW schoolchildren were muttering darkly about the fact that while lessons would be online, their exams would not. University students meanwhile report of having to visit physiotherapists after the ...

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Embrace the revolution

Traditional approaches to teaching practice remain largely unchanged, with a new report claiming just a third of teachers use technology effectively in their teaching practice. ‘Teacher professional learning: planning for change’ from education.au, the government body that promotes IT use ...

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Technologies to watch out for

Since 2002, a US group called the New Media Consortium has published its predictions for the most significant emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning or creative inquiry. Called the Horizon Reports, this fascinating publication identifies the ...

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