Educational technology


A review of research literature and policy recommendations
6 Aug 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly reshape social, political, economic and technological domains of life. This literature review considers the potential implications of AI on educational provision and how education will need to prepare people for an ‘AI world’.

Literature review

21 May 2018

This literature and policy review outlines the complex context related to STEM learning and focuses on student outcomes, the teacher workforce and the curriculum.


3 May 2018

Students, teachers and principals across New Zelaand were surveyed for this study on the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning.

Working paper

15 Apr 2017

We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance using a difference-in-difference study of a new fibre broadband network. We show that fibre broadband increases primary schools’ passing rates in standardised assessments by roughly one percentage point. Estimates are robust to alternative specifications,...



23 Aug 2016

The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) was formed in 2001 to "stimulate collaboration between selected liberal arts colleges and to act as a catalyst for the effective integration of emerging and newer digital technologies into teaching, learning, scholarship, and information management." In...


10 Jun 2016

This report compares provision, participation, and student performance in courses delivered by e-learning methods with courses that do not use e-learning. This is analysed at a system, sub-sector, and field of study level, as well as by ethnicity, age, full-time, part-time, and extramural status....


20 Jan 2016

This guide aims to help teachers and students access over 250 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes.


It takes fourteen years, or thereabouts, for young people to progress from pre-school to Year 12 in Australia. What happens to them in that...


15 Dec 2015

This Toolkit provides a general overview of social media, supported by specific guidance for particular types of user and scenario for use in the higher education sector.

Social media is a general term for a range of internet-based applications that allow people to create,...


8 Dec 2015

The Coalition Government will help support women pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries, research sector, start-ups and entrepreneurial firms by investing $13 million over five years.

Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said the investment will support...


7 Dec 2015

An ongoing commitment to national research infrastructure, a focus on taking Australia’s world class research from lab to everyday life and additional support to encourage Australian students to embrace the digital age earlier in life are cornerstones of the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda.



15 Sep 2015

Summary of Findings

American libraries are buffeted by cross currents. Citizens believe that libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are...


18 Aug 2015

The three key sections of this report constitute a reference and technology-planning guide for librarians, library leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists.

What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive change? What are the challenges...

Conference paper

21 Jul 2015

The focus of this paper is on social media in teacher education in relation to the use of social media for building a professional online presence and learning network. This paper relates experience and insights drawn from my own work as a teacher educator experimenting...


1 Jun 2015


The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) undertook this study for the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). It explores the practice and application of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in STEM, with a particular focus on natural and physical sciences, information technology,...

Journal article

15 Jun 2014

Schools in Australia and overseas are rapidly introducing and then replacing new forms of information technology as learning aids. There is a growing trend for this to include individual personalised devices which provide ‘24/7 access’ to the internet and effectively endless information, apps and virtual...


12 Jun 2014

The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the...


21 May 2014

The 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education: A Horizon Project Regional Report reflects a collaborative research effort between the NMC and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian education leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary...

Journal article

13 May 2014

Abstract: Social media technologies are becoming a fundamental component of education. This study extends the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to identify factors that influence the perceived advantages and relevance of Facebook as a learning tool. The proposed model is based...

Journal article

11 Dec 2013

Despite significant investment in school one-to-one device programs, little is known about which aspects of program implementation work and why. Through a comparison of two implementation models, adopter-diffusion and saturation, and using existing data from the One Laptop per Child Australia laptop program, we explored...

Journal article

23 Jul 2013

Teachers who do not integrate technology are often labelled as 'resistant' to change. Yet, considerable uncertainties remain about appropriate uses and actual value of technology in teaching and learning, which can make integration and change seem risky. The purpose of this article is to explore...



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