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The Educational Fallacy of an ICT Continuum

  Mal Lee August 2014 Teachers, schools and curriculum authorities globally have and are continuing to promote the educational importance of all students learning how to use the digital technology by studying a common K-12 ICT continuum. With due deference … Continue reading

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Digital Technology and Student Learning

Mal Lee June 2014 There is no significant linear connection between the use of digital technologies and enhanced student attainment. It is time to appreciate the traditional, simplistic way of looking at the impact of digital technology on student learning … Continue reading

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NAPLAN online in 2016: Everyone ready?

NAPLAN Online in 2016 – Everyone Ready? Mal Lee The Australian Government is planning to conduct NAPLAN online from 2016 (http://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online/naplan-online.html). While the Government is to be commended on the move to take advantage of the efficiencies and the opportunities … Continue reading

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Teaching in a Digital School: The Differences and Attributes Needed

Mal Lee Teaching in schools that have normalised the use of digital technology by all teachers, in all the teaching rooms – schools that have gone digital – is dramatically different to teaching in the traditional paper based school and … Continue reading

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Schools take charge of evolution and technology

Mal Lee   There are pleasing signs globally and across Australia that evermore schools are recognising they have to take charge of their own evolutionary development and the digital technology they employ to achieve that sustained development. Evermore are recognising … Continue reading

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School Websites as Indicators of School’s Evolutionary Position

Mal Lee Every school’s website provides a telling insight into where it sits on the international school evolutionary continuum. Within minutes those conversant with the school evolutionary stage indicators – as discussed in the last edition – can obtain an … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Stages of Schooling

The Evolutionary Stages of Schooling Key Indicators  A Discussion Paper Mal Lee June 14, 2013 version This paper emerged out of an analysis of that as yet rare cadre of schools in the UK, US, NZ and Australia that have … Continue reading

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Digital Normalisation and School Transformation

  Search for Apt Folk to Interview I’ve embarked on the writing a major work on the impact of the normalised use of the digital, in and out of the school, on the nature of schooling in the developed world. … Continue reading

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Where to After the Digital Education Revolution

Included under Articles is a copy of the lead article of the first edition of Educational Technology Solutions for 2013, that on ‘Where to After the Digital Education Revolution’. Highly critical of the Australian Government’s Digital Education Revolution the article draws … Continue reading

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Collaboration in Learning: Teaching in a Networked Age

Mal Lee and Lorrae Ward The shift to BYOT is one of the seemingly natural consequences flowing flowing from the whole school normalised use of the digital in its teaching. Another is the shift to a more collaborative mode of … Continue reading

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