Digital LearningTechnology such as web conferencing, the Ultranet,blogs/wikis, virtual worlds and online gaming and mobiledevices such as iPads, mobile phones, digital camerasand voice recorders are changing the way teachersteach and the way students learn.Technology enables learning to extend beyond theclassroom walls and facilitates better access to learningresources. It also supports the creation of partnershipswith the wider school community and equips learners withcontemporary skills necessary for successfulparticipation in life.Jim Watterston – Blended Learning DEECD 2012.
Enabling quality teaching and learning 1. Students Users 2. Staff Students Teachers 3. ICT DeviceAccess 4. Wireless/Wired/ISP/Email 5. SoftwareLearning Tools 6. Online content & spacesUnderstanding 7. Thinking/Processing/Creating/Collaborating Output 8. Quality teaching and learning opportunities
Learning Technologies in Government SchoolsDevices• Notebooks for Teachers and Principals Program.• Curriculum computers• Student devices - 1-to-1 9-12 Federally funded, + school initiated programsConnectivity• Wide Area Network Connections.• Internet servicesSoftware• Software system upgrades.• Software licenses - Microsoft agreement, Apple agreement, eduSTAR software 80+ titles• Technical Support to Schools Program.Digital content• Quality Assured websites, interactives, images, movies, eBookBoxesVideo ConferencingTechnology TrialsLanguages and ICTUltranet
Digital Learning Resources - Students are provided with opportunities to take simple, real-world actions that directly benefit animals in the wild www.actwild.org.au/
Digital Learning ResourcesStudent travel virtually the world to investigate other cultures and participate in collaborative activities http://www.travelbu.gs/
Digital Learning Resources Students share thoughts an d reflections bout books they have read via reviews, blogs and book clubs. www.insideadog.com.au
Learning Technologies - Impact on learning • Better learning – Strengthen differentiated and personalised learning • Learning beyond classroom walls • Technologies can give students a voice • Technologies increase engagement and motivation • Opportunities for connected learning • Technology levels the playing field • Technological products are easy to share • A wealth of resources at fingertips • Acquisition of new literacies Contemporary Literacy Practices of Early Learners DEECD 2011.
One to One Learning Netbook Trial – 10 000 devices predominantly in Primary Schools