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An Australian survey of teachers’ use
    of ICT and follow-up actions

                 By
            Greg Black
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Australian Context
•   ‘Digital Education Revolution’ policies
•   $A43bn investment in broadband
•   National curriculum ...
Reasons for going on-line
85% of teachers use ICT’s regularly in their daily work for:
• Research, basic administration, c...
Teachers self assessment of their capability
Levels of expertise:
• 36% proficient
  - confident in use to support learnin...
What barriers do you experience in
using online technologies for teaching and learning?
Other barriers
• ‘Not enough time’
   - an almost universal statement
• Lacking confidence
• No incentives
• Lack of insti...
http://z.about.com/d/learningdisabilities/1/0/x/0/-/-/frustrated_teacher.jpg
Implications
Priorities should be:
• More support for educators
• Better infrastructure- computers, broadband
  and on-dem...
Follow up research and policy proposals
         Research papers completed
          by education.au in 2008/09:

•   Work...
Workforce capability
• Parlous state of pre-service teacher education
• Most professional learning has had limited impact
...
Enabling Web 2.0
• E-learning infrastructure
  supported by identity
  management and open
  standards
• Policies and prac...
21st century learning spaces
21st Century National Software Infrastructure:
                      Priorities

•   Identity and Access control integrati...
Proposals and New Projects
• A web 2.0 mentoring and support network for school leaders
• Virtual schools for pre-service ...
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  1. 1. An Australian survey of teachers’ use of ICT and follow-up actions By Greg Black CEO Education.au limited
  2. 2. Australian Context • ‘Digital Education Revolution’ policies • $A43bn investment in broadband • National curriculum initiative • Skills Australia programme • Targets for increased participation • Greater accountability for outcomes
  3. 3. Reasons for going on-line 85% of teachers use ICT’s regularly in their daily work for: • Research, basic administration, communications • Project work, lesson preparation and to get ideas • To encourage students to use Internet for research • Professional development • Assignments
  4. 4. Teachers self assessment of their capability Levels of expertise: • 36% proficient - confident in use to support learning • 24% emergent - using ICT to support teaching • 7% foundation - developing my skills • 7% not applicable • 27% transforming practice - new ways to engage students within and beyond classroom
  5. 5. What barriers do you experience in using online technologies for teaching and learning?
  6. 6. Other barriers • ‘Not enough time’ - an almost universal statement • Lacking confidence • No incentives • Lack of institutional leadership and support.
  7. 7. http://z.about.com/d/learningdisabilities/1/0/x/0/-/-/frustrated_teacher.jpg
  8. 8. Implications Priorities should be: • More support for educators • Better infrastructure- computers, broadband and on-demand technical support • Invest in teaching techniques and strategies and share these • Unblock sites
  9. 9. Follow up research and policy proposals Research papers completed by education.au in 2008/09: • Workforce capability • Collaborative Teaching and Learning • Pre-service and beginning teachers & ICT • E-learning infrastructure strategy • Site blocking of Web 2.0 • E-portfolios • Enabling emerging technologies • 21st century learning spaces • Embedding digital and media literacies in the curriculum
  10. 10. Workforce capability • Parlous state of pre-service teacher education • Most professional learning has had limited impact • Currently no incentives apart from student engagement • Professional learning transformation based on: • openness to critical reflection, • authentic classroom based demonstration and • motivation based on student outcomes • successes with collaborative learning teams. back
  11. 11. Enabling Web 2.0 • E-learning infrastructure supported by identity management and open standards • Policies and practices at the institutional level that mitigate risk • Engagement of parents back
  12. 12. 21st century learning spaces
  13. 13. 21st Century National Software Infrastructure: Priorities • Identity and Access control integrating organisation-centric and person-centric • Collaborative Interoperability • National Data Interchange (SIF) • Resources and the National Curriculum • ePortfolio Interoperability • Cloud Services Interoperability 18
  14. 14. Proposals and New Projects • A web 2.0 mentoring and support network for school leaders • Virtual schools for pre-service and beginning teachers • A social networking tool for teachers and students - me.edu.au as the basis for a devolved person-centric e-learning infrastructure • On-line mentored programmes to re-engage the disenfranchised (like notschool.net) • Pilot projects and an on-line clearing house to test new tools and services (cloud computing; interoperability; mobile technologies; virtual worlds; open systems) • An on-line help desk for schools on ICT and learning & teaching
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