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iPads in primary schools

Posted on 11 Dec 2014 with 0 comments
Digital literacy Learning environment Mobile learning Pedagogy

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The iPad is gaining popularity as a learning tool at all levels. However, there is limited empirical research available about the nature of students’ interaction with the device or the potential of these devices to support student learning. iPads in the Primary School: Emerging Findings from Research, a paper presented at the 2014 Australian Council for Computers in Education conference, articulates ‘key findings from the first two phases of a 3-year study exploring primary school students’ use of iPads and apps in general class settings'.


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Computer education

Posted on 04 Dec 2014 with 0 comments
Educational leadership ICT in education Pedagogy

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The increasing ubiquity of computers in our lives, used to create efficiencies and solve many problems, necessitates a re-examination of our approach to computer education. Modern digital literacy: the computer science curriculum goes mainstream, by Joy Gasson, Patricia Haden, a paper presented at the recent ascilite 2014 conference proposes a model of computing education based around four distinct groups: the Theoretician, the Practitioner, the Power User and the End User.


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