Category Archives: Digital Schooling

ACER Teacher Digital Evolution Series

Mal Lee has written for ACER’s online Teacher magazine in a series of brief research papers on the digital evolution of schooling. They include: School evolution: A common global phenomenon – http://teacher.acer.edu.au/article/school-evolution-a-common-global-phenomenon Digital Normalisation: The Imperative for all Schools – … Continue reading

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A Taxonomy of School Evolutionary Stages

Roger Broadie and I have posted on both the http://www.schoolevolutionarystages.net and http://www.BroadieAssociates.co.uk a copy of our Taxonomy of School Evolutionary Stages and the complementary publication Evolution through the Threads. Both publications are free. We’d strongly suggest downloading both publications. The … 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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Leading a Digital School

Mal Lee It is ever more apparent that principals are central to the successful on-going evolution of schools, particularly when the school moves to a digital operational base. Indeed the indicators increasingly suggest school principals, in both the positive 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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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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The Principal and the Digital School

  Leader or Dead Hand? Mal Lee Australia has principals on par with the best in the world, showing the way internationally on what is required to lead a successful, ever-evolving digital school. Sadly Australia also has too many ‘dead … 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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Identifying the Benefits of School Technological Change

Mal Lee and Lorrae Ward One of the great shortcomings in schools today is the absence of appropriate approaches or methods school leaders and teachers can readily use to adjudge the various benefits flowing from the introduction and use of … Continue reading

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