ERIC Number: ED455839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Integration of Networked Learning Resources in Schools.
Ward, Nigel; Fankhauser, Rae; Turner, Margaret
In 1998, the EdNA/CESCEO Schools Advisory Group (SAG) formed the Networked Learning Resources Working Group to investigate issues surrounding the provision, optimum integration and management of Australian digital learning resources. The Working Group contracted DSTC Pty Ltd, in conjunction with the services of an independent specialist in schools information services, to conduct this consultancy and prepare this discussion paper. The aim of the discussion paper is to: (1) identify current and planned approaches to organizing, accessing, delivering and sharing networked learning resources within the education and cultural sectors; (2) identify opportunities for improving these systems; (3) describe implications of emerging initiatives and possible system improvements for the Schools Advisory Group stakeholders and the broader education community; and (4) make recommendations for common technical approaches amongst the SAG stakeholders in relation to information management techniques. The report first describes the methodology, scope, assumptions and limitations. It then analyzes the use of networked learning resources and makes recommendations for improving technologies and processes associated with accessing and producing networked learning resources in Australian schools. An overview is provided of important networked learning initiatives and technologies from the education, cultural, government, and information technology sectors. The appendices contain a glossary of terms and abbreviations, the survey document, a list of people and organizations consulted, a summary of response to the survey, and a list of current and planned Australian networked learning initiatives as identified by the survey. (Contains 27 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Commonwealth Dept. of Education and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia