Category Archives: Use of Instructional Technology in Schools

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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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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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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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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Normalised Use of the Digital & School Websites

Debbie Northway from Ipswich in Queensland asked after the last post if I could point her in the direction of some exemplary sites. In response I wrote: Thanks for the question. Had the chance to reflect upon it last night Tis … 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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Riding the Megatrends

Mal Lee All school and educational technology leaders need to be evermore skilled in the art of reading and riding the megatrends. Once schools, as mentioned in an earlier article, have normalised the use of the digital and are evolving … Continue reading

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Sustained Evolution or Increasing Stagnation?

Mal Lee In reflecting on the work done in writing three recent books for ACER Press, that on Leading a Networked School Community, Collaborative Teaching and BYOT and working with the pathfinding schools and education authorities in the UK, US, … Continue reading

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