Mobile Technologies – Shifting the Target
- Examines the changes to teaching and learning predicated by the introduction of mobile tablet devices in the middle and senior school years of schooling.
- Identifies how mobile devices influence learning across a range of curriculum disciplines and year levels
- Explores how pedagogies will evolve in response to the ‘ubiquitisation’ of mobile technology
- Informs teachers and policy makers in the formulation of sustainable and effective implementation strategies
- Examines the potential for school-business partnerships to facilitate student learning
- Identifies the criteria for successful school-business partnerships
- Develops a Learning Partnership model in which a school and business can work together for mutual benefit
- Informs other schools seeking similar kinds of partnerships
Next Generation Learning Spaces – Signature Pedagogies
- Examines how space can be utilised to transform learning
- Identifies a range of signature pedagogies that facilitate learning in next generation learning spaces
- Informs curriculum development and pedagogical renewal in the middle years of schooling .
Validating the use of data logging equipment on student learning
Partnering with PASCO this project will examine the use of data logging and measurement equipment in primary and secondary schools.
Does the use of data collection technology have the potential to change the way students interact with ideas in science? Speed of collection, accuracy and the removal of data processing could allow students to delve more deeply into scientific concepts whilst maintaining engagement. The purpose of this research is to investigate the learning and teaching impact of using data collection technology in senior as well as junior classes.
Digital Literacies - Action Research in creating an online magazine
The integration of personal touch screen tablet devices into an existing curriculum and pedagogy is challenge for both students and teachers.
This action research project examined how Web 2.0 applications such as Google Docs and Google Sites impacted on digital literacy in a Year 11 Media Studies class and could be leveraged to extend the boundaries of student learning and assessment.
Mobile technology - the impact on pedagogy.
The project examines the impact on pedagogy the widespread and rapid introduction of personal touch screen tablet devices such as the iPad is having in the upper and middle primary school. In particular it looks at two markers considered significant for driving pedagogy - teacher talk and student engagement.
Working in collaboration with Brighton Grammar School and Swinburne University the study follows an 'early adopter' implementation into an existing wit Year 3 and 6 lieracy and numeracy streams.
Reading with the iPad
While many schools have been very quick to embrace devices like the iPad their impact on student text literacy is still unclear.
This project validates the effectiveness of iPad as an eBook reader within the context of a primary school classroom.