Our children have taken up technology in an amazing range of ways mostly positive, some negative. This sudden access to information and connectivity poses a number of challenges for us as parents, and more particularly for our children, many of whom are simply not cognitively ready for the decisions they make and will need to […]
The Australian Labor Government commenced the roll out of its $2.4 billion Digital Education Revolution (DER) in 2008, the centerpiece of the policy being the goal that each Year 9-12 student throughout Australia would have access to his/her own computer. The policy initiative aimed to purchase in excess of 800,000 machines nationally.
Each Catholic secondary school […]
In Education there is still confusion, at all levels and across all countries, about why technology matters and there is a widespread reluctance to move away from tried and tested teaching methods and practices. Consequently, there is tokenistic use of digital technologies and doubts about the efficacy of computers to enhance teaching and learning linger. […]
L@nguage Ch@nge: the gr8 db8 (Language Change: the great debate)
Cloud, virus, blackberry, tweet. What do these words mean to you? Not so long ago they had fairly narrow and specific meanings found in conversations exclusively revolving around the weather, health, fruit and the noise a bird makes. The fact that they now also have other […]