A Management Approach To Implementing New Technologies And Pedagogies In The Classroom

By Brad Murphy.  Making Change Change is difficult at the best of times, but even more so in schools that have busy schedules, traditional pedagogies with the ‘we have always done it that way’ mindset, and a myriad of approaches, methodologies and technologies all vying for teachers’ attention. David Thornburg put it that managing such […]

Retrospect Backup and Recovery Software

With the right solution, educational institutions everywhere can rest easy knowing that their digital assets are safe. Retrospect’s enterprise level features provide local and offsite backups, precise point-in-time restores, built-in file-level deduplication, VMware integration, iOS remote management of multiple backup servers, end-user-initiated restores, and industry-leading customer support, all with no dedicated IT staff required to manage […]

Dive into Splash’s new STEM Education Hub

Australia’s leading education portal Splash has launched a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) hub, providing more than 400 STEM resources to help students develop the necessary skills to participate in Australia’s digital economy. The Splash portal, which is used to teach more than 100,000 students every school dayi, will assist teachers seeking high quality video […]

LiteracyPlanet ‘Raise a Reader’ Campaign to Focus on Importance of Literacy Throughout February

Online-based literacy education resource LiteracyPlanet has partnered with News Corp Australia this February to run a national editorial campaign called ‘Raise a Reader’, to focus on reading and improving children’s literacy skills. LiteracyPlanet CEO Adam McArthur said: “Reading is a critical skill in itself and a foundation for other important literacy skills like vocabulary, comprehension and grammar. “LiteracyPlanet […]

Using Technology To Overcome Cultural Barriers In The Classroom

By Katherine Hawes. Never before have teachers had such strenuous demands placed upon them to master new ways to teach new skills. In order to effectively educate students in the digital age, teachers must be prepared to gain new knowledge and skills, be aware of how technology is used in the workplace and how to […]

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and 360 Degree Video in Education

By Annabel Astbury. Oh how we laughed at The Simpsons’ scene in the early 90s where Lisa Simpson imagined a future class virtual excursion to 13th century Mongolia. Donning the virtual reality headset, the virtual Genghis Khan advises her, “You will go where I go. Defile what I defile. Eat what I eat.” Before we […]

@ideasBoomAu or bust?

In the most recent issue of Education Technology Solutions, we presented the article titled @ideasBoomAu Or Bust? by Dr Jane Hunter. This article explored the potential impact of the Government’s new five year National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA). While the article was correct at the time of writing, subsequent announcements by the Government have since rendered some of […]

How Monash University is linking pedagogy and space to improve learning and teaching outcomes

Monash University is undergoing a $75 million campus transformation and has developed a comprehensive approach to linking pedagogy and space, all with the goal of improving learning and teaching outcomes. Ahead of New Generation Learning Space Design 2016, Kris Ryan, Academic Director at Monash, explores how the university is designing a new paradigm for learning […]

How A Simple Health Check Could Save Schools Thousands

By Mike Dooner. Educational institutions of all sizes continue to face various challenges in today’s economic environment. Issues like cash flow and financing remain top of mind. At the same time, schools everywhere must continue to find ways to operate more efficiently and automation can play a leading role in reducing both administration and other […]

Finger touch interactivity – no pens required!

The ultra-short-throw EB-595Wi is the world’s first 3LCD, touch-enabled interactive projector from Epson. In addition to interactive pens, it is now possible to operate intuitively using your fingers on the screen (EB-595Wi/Wie only) — now you can annotate, open and close files, scroll through pages, move and enlarge objects. Multi-user interactivity – Two people can write simultaneously […]