What is happening in Australia?



Australian Educators


Work from many Australian educators can be found at http://australianedubloggers.pbwiki.com/FrontPage

OzNZ Educators is a group of educators developing technology skills to use in their various teaching practices they can be found at http://edhouse.wikispaces.com/OzNZ+Educators+ they have recorded one of their video chat meetings at http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/fm/fmm.php?pwd=8b012e-3455

Learning Federation: http://www.thelearningfederation.edu.au/for_jurisdictions/australian_activities/australian_activities.html
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Report - http://www.thelearningfederation.edu.au/for_jurisdictions/research_and_trials/research2007.html


*What does the literature tell us?*


State governments in Australia have invested millions of dollars to prioritise the integration of technologies in schools (Schiller, 2002). Moyle (2006) recognized that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a fundamental part of a high quality 21st century education in Australia and indicated that educational leadership, at all levels, must help enable teachers to include ICT into their teaching and learning. Arthur, Beecher, & Downes (2001), examining an Australian perspective, believe that establishing a sound pedagogical framework for the use of digital resources is a necessary part in the overall process of ensuring their effective use.



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