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Papert, Seymour – Australian Educational Computing, 2016
Keynote presentation made to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Fifth World Conference in Computer Education held in Sydney, Australia in 1990, and printed in "Australian Education Computing," 5(1). Reprinted in memory and deepest respect of Professor Seymour Papert and his seminal contribution to educational…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Change
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Thomas, Brendon – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
Mr. Brendon Thomas, Director of Technologies at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, looks at the importance of the study of design and digital technologies in schools to develop and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, Technology Uses in Education
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Day, David; Lloyd, Margaret – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
This paper argues that concepts derived from affordance theories are highly useful in understanding the role of online technologies in learning. However, it is suggested that the value of this approach is maximised when the focus is moved away from the inherent properties of the technologies to the opportunities for learning provided by the total…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Educational Theories, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Lloyd, Margaret – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
In November, 2005, an article entitled "No train no gain" (Thorp, 2005) quietly appeared in "The Australian." In the closing paragraphs of the article, the President of the Australian Computer Society placed the blame for the falling number of students enrolling in IT courses at university on how IT is taught in our schools.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Reader Response
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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