The aim of the Crowther Centre is to build an active network of individuals and organisations. We aim to provide a growing range of resources and services for members of the educational and business communities through the development of professional learning opportunities and educational materials. Members will be able to access our services and products and participate in the Crowther Centre online communities.
Since 2010, the Crowther Centre has partnered with Critical Agendas to hold a National Technology Conference.
Nearly four hundred national and international delegates have attended these conferences. The 2012 conference, Learning and Teaching with Technology: Gender Matters, promises to be even more successful.
In 2010, the Crowther Centre partnered with PASCO, a global leader in developing technology based solutions for hands-on Science. The resulting project looked at the impact of hand-held data collection devices on a Physics classroom. A decrease in the amount of instructional language and the ability of the students to engage in higher thinking were two of the findings of this research project.
In 2010, the Crowther Centre partnered with Pearson’s Australia, one of the world's leading learning companies, to research the use of eBooks in Australian classrooms.
In 2012, Acer will provide the first 100 delegates at the Crowther Centre’s National Conference, Learning and Teaching with Technology: Gender Matters, with an Acer Tablet for use over the two days of the conference.
In 2010, Apple supported the Crowther Centre as it undertook hypothesis-based research investigating the use of iPads in the classroom. In 2011, Apple was a major partner of the Crowther Centre’s National Technology Conference, providing iPads to all delegates.