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Chao, Shu-Hua – Australian Educational Computing, 2009
Research has shown that girls do not participate as much as boys in Information Technology (IT) in the senior years of high school. Despite research in the 1990s which identified the under-representation of girls in IT, the same pattern still continues. In addition, the complex reasons for this gender divide, and how to counter it, remain unclear.…
Descriptors: Role Models, Females, Gender Differences, Information Technology
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Hanewald, Ria; White, Pennie – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
This article focuses on introducing Web 2.0 technologies and possible uses for student and teacher learning and collaboration. Many of these tools are already used in social and business contexts. These new and emerging applications are also gaining popularity in classrooms across all education levels. Various applications are introduced to raise…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Audiovisual Communications, Social Networks
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Newhouse, C. Paul – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
In many ways assessment drives the curriculum and often pedagogy at all levels of education. In a world where it is more important what you can do with what you know rather than just what you know, it is critical that practical performance is assessed in reliable and valid ways that are also cost-effective. Increasingly the use of digital…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Portfolio Assessment
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Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Finger, Glenn – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
A review of the literature about student use of ICT and the impact of ICT use on learning reveals a complexity of rationales and terminology that underwrite ICT initiatives; various dimensions and stages of integration; inherent methodological difficulties; obstacles to integration such as teacher ICT confidence, expertise and beliefs about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Newhouse, C. Paul – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
For over two decades educators have hailed the possibility of harnessing the capabilities of portable computing to transform Australian schools into places where students experience powerful learning environments, relevant to the 21st Century. For some schools in Australia this journey is well into its second decade with the use of networkable…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Performance Factors
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Vincent, John; Jones, Anthony – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
Effective integration of learning technologies into classrooms is a continuing issue, with many instances of new technologies making minimal impacts on classroom practice. Reports on the introduction of interactive whiteboards into UK schools over the past decade have revealed that their impact on both pedagogy and learning is at best neutral.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Webb, Ian – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
In 2005 the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) was successful in obtaining a grant from National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR) to undertake the Computing Studies Teachers Network Rural and Regional Focus Project. The project had five…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Open Education, Distance Education, Student Participation
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Kearney, Matthew; Schuck, Sandy – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
This research project investigated the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in K-12 education. Exploration of the use of IWBs in six different school settings provided insights into the activities, approaches, roles and beliefs of students and teachers in a range of primary and secondary class contexts and discipline areas. The study was informed…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement
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Reynolds, Nick – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
Seeking understandings of the relationships children have with electronic environments is needed in order to continue to develop our understandings of what children are doing in those environments and why. This paper looks at the musical compositions of children in an electronic environment and attempts to demonstrate how those compositions are as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, Children, Music Education
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Darcy, Rose; Auld, Glenn – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
The use of ICTs to support literacy in a minority Indigenous Australian language is an important domain of pedagogy that is often overlooked by teachers in these contexts. The development of new technological configurations in remote communities can be highly supportive of Indigenous languages spoken by a small number of people. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Technology, Family Environment, Teaching Methods
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Fluck, Andrew E. – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
This paper describes the use of handheld computers in the Science classrooms of four Tasmanian schools over a year. Analysis was informed by theories of innovation and assisted by ecological perspectives. Teachers demonstrated a range of attitudes to innovative pedagogies associated with the devices, and these corresponded to student achievements.…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Student Reaction, Science Education, Science Teachers
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Sweeny, Trudy – Australian Educational Computing, 2008
This paper describes a developmental model that can be used to evaluate and guide teacher reflection ond progress along a continuum in order to maximise the potential learning benefits afforded by interactive whiteboards. The model was developed using classroom observations and semi-structured interviews with eight teachers over o period of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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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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Kember, Deborah; Brandenburg, Tony; Murphy, Angela – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
The ACCE position statement for creating media enriched learning communities targets all stakeholders in educational policy and practice who influence the future of learning, schools, and systems. Stakeholders include policy-makers in government, national and international organisations, professional networks and institutions, school leaders,…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Building Design, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Simeone, Paula – Australian Educational Computing, 2007
This article focuses on the teaching and learning of languages using multimedia tools to engage students and improve outcomes. Information Communication Tools are an increasingly important part of the learning environment in the Northern Territory schools. Crucial issues being addressed include how they can enhance teaching and learning practices…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Role, Educational Technology
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