The Flipped Classroom – A Paradigm Shift

  By Matt Burns A change is here. It is not coming. It is here. It has arrived. And like the wind, teachers can feel it on their skin, and in some classrooms. The way teachers have taught for the last 100 years is undergoing a significant transformation. This article is about a paradigm shift. […]

Issue #63 Cover Story: An Ever-Evolving Virtual World, And Its Impact

By Paramita Roy B.A B.Ed M.Ed. The virtual world is expanding at an extraordinary pace, engaging millions of users, and the number is growing each day. The current generation of learners has already immersed themselves outside school in the 2D and 3D cinematic world of communication and gaming. Educational Researchers have been working relentlessly from […]

STAFFING TOO PRECIOUS?

By Chris Cooper. Schools continue to manage staffing as they have always done: allocations are set by the deputy principal or faculty heads. Staffing is sensitive, or even precious. There is a lot at stake and politics to go with it. Staffing is one of the largest expenses in a school and, educationally, the most […]

3D Printing: Impacting The Minds Of The Future

By Nigel Brockbank. Schools everywhere are changing. We can see technological advances impacting schools and the way children learn everywhere. More recently, 3D printing has been making its mark on the minds of the future. It has certainly caused a stir in the media of late, but what are the benefits to the ways in […]

Social Network Security

By Philip Brookes. Just a few short years ago, social media was only used by early adopters and kids but now roughly half the Australian population has a Facebook account and social media participation is considered mainstream. In fact, if you did a quick online search about any individual, the odds are you will be […]

Self-paced Blended Learning: The Changing Role Of The Teacher

By Peter West. The role of the teacher in the self-paced Blended Learning classroom is quite different to the role in a traditional classroom. However, it is very different to the preconceived idea that some people have; where the students work on a computer and the teacher has an ‘easy’ time, sitting at his/her desk, […]