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ERIC Number: EJ874313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Learning Technologies--Making IT Happen in Schools
Webb, Ian
Australian Educational Computing, v20 n1 p3-7 Jun 2005
This author states that he feels privileged to have been able to contribute to a number of teacher professional associations since the early 1980s at both the local and national levels. His involvement with the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) was for a period in excess of 18 years as the Computer Education Group of the ACT (CEGACT) representative on the Board, as president for six years, and then as ACCE representative to and chair of the Technology Education Federation of Australia (TEFA) for the period 1992-1999. This has enabled him to be involved in a range of projects over a number of years including; "Gateways: Information Technology in the Learning Process" (Commonwealth of Australia 1996), "Making Better Connections--Models of teacher professional development for the integration information and communication technology into classroom practice" (Commonwealth of Australia 2001), "Raising the Standards: an ICT Competencies Framework for Teacher" (Commonwealth of Australia 2001), and the "Learning Technologies Plan for ACT Government Schools and Preschools 2004-2006" (Australian Capital Territory 2004a). These projects and a range of other professional association related experiences have enabled him to gain some insights into the complex issues around the embedding of ICT into teaching and learning in schools. This article outlines his thoughts (and some from the research literature) about what needs to happen, particularly at the school level, for the full benefits of learning technologies to be realised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia