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Trilling, Bernie – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
The Knowledge Age is at hand, and with it, new worldwide demands for Learning Societies. The shape of learning-with-ICT to come--new lifelong skills, new kinds of learners, new learning theory, new global ways of learning, and new learning tools--are all highlighted. The top ten challenges for using ICT to help invent the Learning Societies of the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Lifelong Learning
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Henderson, Michael – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
This research explores how community cohesion can sustain teacher participation in a small scale, mixed mode (face to face and online) PD course. Secondary school teachers in Queensland undertook a mixed mode PD course utilising Education Queensland's Learning Place. The results indicate significantly longer participation than required and when…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Secondary School Teachers, Communities of Practice, Online Courses
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Williams, Michelle – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
This article presents an open letter to the Professional Communities of Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). In preparing for this article, the author looked back over the contributions of other fellows in publications and ACCE Minutes, and recognized that each had led the ACCE family in this endeavor. Creating direction was the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Professional Associations, Educational Practices, Institutional Mission
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Watson, Glenice; Proctor, Romina M. J.; Finger, Glenn – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
Concomitant with the many initiatives concerned with ICT curriculum integration are requirements for measurement of the student outcomes of that integration, in keeping with recent education priorities that emphasize outcomes and accountability. However researching and measuring the impact of ICT initiatives has been found to be a significant…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum
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Holkner, Bernard – Australian Educational Computing, 2005
What does it mean to "develop professional standards"? This paper argues that the task is one of setting up the processes and resources that will bring about an informed and growing teaching community. This is not a task in making lists of the "competencies" that teachers are to be measured against. Considerable work by…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Teaching Methods, Standards, Information Technology
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James, Frank – Australian Educational Computing, 2002
The events of September 11, 2001, the terrorist attack that destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York changed the world, and while the effects were much reduced in faraway Australia, they became immediately apparent online. Any view through the global window was likely to be changed, an impossible to anticipate. To me,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Terrorism, Reflection