Assessment in Digital Technologies

When approaching assessment in Digital Technologies where do you start? Assessment is the process of gathering and interpreting evidence to make judgements about student learning, and is the link between learning outcomes, content, and teaching and learning activities. When assessing students, it is important to focus on what they know and understand, and what they…

The Global Search for Education: would small data mean big change?

Would Small Data Mean Big Change?

“We must be mindful of potential drawbacks of big data, especially those related to data privacy and research ethics. When big data is used to determine children’s educational pathways and thereby their future, or influence teachers’ careers in education, we have crossed the line of appropriate use of big data in education.” — Pasi Sahlberg…

Social media connects Koori kids to their language

During a quiet Sunday afternoon two primary school aged children use their iPads to learn Wemba Wemba, the language of their people, from their home 50 km out of Melbourne. The Friday prior, ESAs Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) team had posted a link on their Facebook page to the ABC News article: Swan Hill…

Using data to inspire learning

Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) is a project designed to draw attention to the big ideas in education and to strengthen the importance of learning in Australia to all Australians. The project uses a keynote lecture as a catalyst for driving conversation on different ideas. The first lecture in the series looks at Joy and Data.…

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