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Teaching Gen Y Teaching Gen Y Flexibility Opportunity Self loyalty Proactive Want a “life” Talk with their feet Open Inclusive Team oriented Purposeful Social Lifestyle centred Success orientation Image conscious Meaningfulness Materialistic Independently dependent Informal Creative Poor etiquette Non-conformist Tech savvy Multi-taskers Sceptical Impatient Ambitious
Rapid and continuing advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing the ways people share, use, develop and process information and technology. In this digital age, young people need to be highly skilled in the use of ICT. While schools already employ these technologies in learning, there is a need to increase their effectiveness significantly over the next decade.
To have the best job and life opportunities in the future, Australian students must receive a world class education today.
Australian students need greater access to, and more sophisticated use of, information and communications technology. They need a digital education that prepares them for the jobs of tomorrow. They need the best hardware, high speed broadband connections and the best trained teachers to integrate new technology into classroom lessons.
A Rudd Labor Government will revolutionise classroom education by putting a computer on the desk of every upper secondary student and by providing Australian schools with fibre to the premises connections, which will deliver broadband speeds of up to 100 megabits per second. (Digital Education Revolution Policy document, Nov 2007)
COMPUTERS: Providing grants of up to $1 million to schools to provide a computer on the desk of every upper secondary school student, revolutionising their classrooms with new or upgraded ICT equipment.
BROADBAND: Providing Australian schools with FTTP broadband with connections with speeds of up to 100 mbps.
GRADUATE TRAINING: ensuring every new teacher graduates with ICT skills and that existing teachers have access to training that enables them to use broadband to enrich children’s educational experience.
ONLINE RESOURCES: Developing national online curriculum resources for all students, selective additional content for gifted students and conferencing facilities for those studying specialist subjects such as languages.
WEB PORTALS: Developing web portals that enable parents to participate in their child’s education.
Put simply, libraries must now begin to use these Web 2.0 applications if they are to prove themselves to be just as relevant as other information providers, and start to deliver experiences that meet the modern user’s expectations.
Do libraries matter?, Ken Chad, Paul Miller, November, 2005