Monday, November 02, 2009

Digital Education Revolution Resources

The Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has a useful list of Digital Education Revolution Resources. Unfortunately these are on a very poorly designed web page. It is a shame that this excellent work, which is costing Australian tax payers many hundreds of millions of dollars is so poorly presented. A few hours work would make the material far more accessible. The page is headed "Experience the Digital Education Revolution". The web address is not linked to a web page and entering that web address manually ends up back on the same page on the DEEWR web site. The list of links to resources on the page do not seem to work. These are supposed to link to further down on the same page, but actually go nowhere. This is unfortunate as the education resources listed are excellent, if you can find them. Many of the materials are in the form of hard to get, hard to read, poorly formatted, large PDF files.An example of this is "Listening to Students’ and Educators’ Voices: Research Findings" which is so poorly formatted that DEEWR offer to mail a printed copy.
  • Listening to Students’ and Educators’ Voices: Research Findings
  • Digital Education Revolution Fact Sheet – March 2009
  • Review of Legitimate and Additional Financial Implications of the National Secondary School Computer Fund
  • Better Practice Guide - ICT in Schools
  • Cyber-safety in schools
  • Exemplar Schools: Using Innovative Learning Technologies Report and Digistories
  • Partnerships in Information Communication Technology Learning (PICTL) Report and Case Studies
  • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC)
  • Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
  • Curriculum Corporation
  • MCEETYA ICT in Schools Taskforce (ICTST)
  • – through Teacher PD/PD forum
  • the Le@rning Federation

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