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Measuring Australia’s digital divide 2018

Posted on 22 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Digital divide Trends

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The ADII measures three dimensions of digital inclusion: Access, Affordability, and Digital Ability. Scores are allocated to particular geographic regions and sociodemographic groups, over a five-year period from 2014 to 2018. Higher scores mean greater digital inclusion. This ADII report incorporates data collected up to March 2018. The gap between people in Q5 low income households and Q1 high income households has widened since 2014, as has the gap between older and younger Australians, and those employed and those outside the labour force.


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Utilising technology to connect the hospital and the classroom

Posted on 22 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Engagement and performance Equity Mobile learning

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This paper reports on a research project conducted in Victoria, Australia, to connect 7 – 12 year old hospitalised children with their school using a specially designed Presence App. The trial of the App demonstrated that technological mediated communication can meet the needs of children in hospital for social connection to their classroom. It also showed advantages over technology such as videoconferencing and email in creating an on-going classroom presence for the hospitalised child while respecting privacy and attempting to minimise disruption in the hospital and classroom settings.


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Let me edutain you! Practices of student engagement employed by new lecturers

Posted on 22 Oct 2018 with 0 comments
Engagement and performance Teacher capacity

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Dismore, Turner & Huang (2018) present research on new lecturers’ practices relating to student engagement. Most lecturers described engagement as an emotional construct (the need for students to ‘like’ learning) as well as a cognitive construct (what they learn). The study concluded that lecturers can best be supported by acknowledging the time it takes to gain confidence, experiment and take risks, and appreciating their need to respond to different expectations.


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NMC Horizon Report > 2018 Higher Education Edition

Australian Educational Technologies Trends (AETT) report
Over 100 leading Australian and international educators and experts concerned with Australian education contributed to this report on how Educational Technologies and the computing curriculum is currently being implemented in Australian schools, and the changes that may occur in the near future (5 years).

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