Starting An Education Revolution: The Role of Innovation

    By Tom March Innovation is an interesting concept, perhaps a little like other big ideas such as ‘excellence’ and ‘beauty’ where each person enjoys a slightly different flavour, but all know it when they see it. If people had to define it in the abstract, they would never reach a suitable agreement. People […]

How Secure Is The Cloud?

By Michael McKinnon. Cloud computing has quickly become all encompassing, offering what is often a lower-cost and easier-to-use solution to many common IT problems. But the ever-expansive definition of the ‘Cloud’ is also leaving a gap of understanding when it comes to the best practices for improvement in the areas of security and privacy. Security […]

Film And TV Piracy: The Attitudes And Behaviours Of 12-17-Year-Old Australians

By Lori Flekser. It is unusual to be with a group of parents these days without the subject of kids and technology rearing its head. The debate which ensues tends to be a mix of sneaking admiration for the technological genius of their offspring, mixed with self-deprecation for their own technical limitations and a fear […]

Schools Take Charge Of Evolution And Technology

By Mal Lee. There are pleasing signs globally and across Australia that evermore schools are recognising they have to take charge of their own evolutionary development and the digital technology they employ to achieve that sustained development. Evermore are recognising they have to be the prime unit of change and, as such, they, and not […]

Digital Education Revolution – Did It Work?

Dr. Evan Arthur. The Commonwealth Government program, known as the Digital Education Revolution, has now been underway for five years. It was announced as a major election commitment by the Australian Labor Party during the 2007 federal election. Implementation of the program was made an immediate priority by the newly elected Labor Government. What has […]

Voice Over IP – Is It Right For Your School?

By Adam Turner. As schools work hard to prepare today’s students for the world of tomorrow, the last thing they want to worry about is an excessive phone bill. Western Sydney’s Arndell Anglican College and Campbelltown’s St Peters Anglican Primary School are two very different schools facing very similar challenges when it comes to telecommunications. […]

Breaking The Log-Jam: Teaching The Teachers About Technology

By Shelley Kinash and Ron Kordyban. Like logs in a metaphoric lumber mill, educational technologies are streaming in faster than they can be gathered and processed. There are wikis, blogs, podcasts, social networks and a host of applications to complement the already robust world of mobile learning. Where things tend to get jammed-up is at […]