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The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technology driven change, it has benefits and challenges.
This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.
As digital media pervades the institutions and infrastructures of contemporary society with new inventions, new applications and new devices, so too does it pervade daily lived experiences. The social networking site Facebook.com is one such application which is highly integrated into the daily habits of...
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,...
Many of the papers and posters at this symposium provide examples of using digital technologies and evaluate the use or pedagogical considerations and appropriateness of incorporating these into ITE. There is some promise that incorporating specific software and web 2.O tools enhances students’ motivation, engagement...
This research explores what would make it easier for business individuals and small businesses to deal with government agencies and use online channels instead of traditional channels in their interactions with government.
The research explores what channels business individuals and small businesses have used...
A multitude of government services, civil society initiatives and community engagement projects have
migrated online over the last 15 years. Online tools for engagement (‘civic technologies’ to use sectoral
parlance) have matured and multiplied to enable citizens to communicate with, and receive information...
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...
Government has charged the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) with leading government ICT to provide system-wide assurance, enable integrated digital service delivery, and deliver sustainable business savings of $100 million per year by 2017.
The Strategy and Action Plan is the response to this...