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Dragging the digital chain - ICERI Presentation 19 Nov 2013

This is a slightly edited version of the slides for the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2013 (Seville, Spain) 19 November 2013.

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Dragging the digital chain - ICERI Presentation 19 Nov 2013

  2. 2. About Me – Shani Hartley Accountant Mum Teacher
  3. 3. Oakhill College
  4. 4. Devices 2009 2012 2015 • Introduced class sets of Notebooks in locked trolleys • Android tablets 1:1 • BYODD
  5. 5. Pedagogical Change R E • Relevant • Engaging A • Active L • Learning Without substantial changes in the methods of instruction and assessment we cannot expect teachers to use technology to transform learning. Aslan and Reigeluth. (2013). Leading Change for a New Paradigm of Education. Tech Trends, 57(5), pp.18-24.
  6. 6. Environment Glen Waverley Secondary College, Melbourne, Victoria
  7. 7. Leadership 1. Development of a shared vision 2. Development of relational trust with staff 3. Use of multiple sources of information to solve complex problems 4. Maintains a focus on the core business of teaching and learning 5. Responsive to external demands Holmes, Clement and Albright. (2013). The complex task of leading educational change in schools. School Leadership & Management, 33(3), pp.270-283
  8. 8. Teachers Broad range of aptitude in pedagogy and technology: Of the 80 respondents to the ICT Skills Audit, covering more than half of the total faculty, 50% described themselves as apprehensive and afraid of using technology in general and in the classroom. Training Observing • Professional Development • See each other in action
  9. 9. Teachers Spaces • How to use spaces in more flexible and dynamic ways Collaboration • Working together, cross-curricular Reflection • e-portfolios for both students and teachers
  10. 10. IT Infrastructure The use of technologies in 21st century schools is physically dependent upon a robust IT infrastructure. But the inclusion of technologies in teaching and learning requires more than just an IT backbone. It also requires the alignment of the structures or organisational arrangements in schools which support teaching and learning; not only the physical attributes of schools and their respective infrastructures, but also the philosophy, policies, rules and traditions that define what people take to be fundamental to the functioning of a school. Moyle, K. (2010). Building Innovation: Learning with Technologies. ACER, Victoria. Retrieved from
  11. 11. Research The hope is that we will make a connection with a university to help research the effectiveness of what we’re doing and guide willing teachers to conduct their own Active Research.
  12. 12. Recommendations Leadership Teachers Physical Space IT Infrastructure Research • Clear message • Grassroots movement • Be flexible, inviting, transparent • Learning supported • Evaluate the effectiveness of REAL
  13. 13. The credits Picture sources: Author’s own photos or Microsoft Clip Art except: • Oakhill College + Staff photos • Android Tablet • Wires by Christopher Macsurak Thanks to the schools visited: Brighton Grammar School (VIC) Coburg Senior High School (VIC) Glen Waverley Secondary College (VIC) Lilydale High School (VIC) Northern Beaches Christian School (NSW) Pymble Ladies College (NSW) Tintern Schools (VIC) Shani Hartley @shhartley