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Educational technology

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Briefing paper

The promises and perils of new technologies to improve education and employment opportunities

In this policy briefing, the authors provide insights and policy recommendations to decision-makers and stakeholders, such as education and labor policy-makers, to expand access to skills and quality jobs to the most disadvantaged learners and workers across the world.
Briefing paper

What makes students' access to digital learning more equitable?

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important tool for school systems as they seek to enhance education and make it more efficient. Two examples highlighted in this brief are teachers’ digital self-efficacy and training in ICT-based instruction.
Policy report

A whole new world: education meets the metaverse

In this policy brief, the authors offer a path for bringing best educational practices into the metaverse. They suggest a series of well-worn principles, derived from the science of how and what children learn to guide the design of new educational technology.
Audio podcast

Research that matters: security and sustainability

In this episode, Torrens University researchers discuss how using virtual reality (VR) to retrace the footsteps of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton can highlight the impact of global warming and have educational benefits.
Briefing paper

Coronavirus: no going back to normal

Life after coronavirus will not feel like life before. In this paper, the author argues that it is best that governments acknowledge that and start planning now in order to capture the best that can come out of a very tough period, while not raising...
Report

Education in remote and complex environments

While online education has the potential to bridge gaps in education access, it is no substitute for in-classroom teaching. This inquiry examined how education meets the learning needs of students in regional, rural and remote communities, and how barriers in education can be overcome.
Report

Learning and teaching reimagined: a new dawn for higher education?

This report is the result of a five-month higher education initiative to understand the response to COVID-19 and explore the future of digital learning and teaching.
Working paper

Digital strategies in education across OECD countries

This working paper identifies OECD countries’ interests in digital innovation in education by analysing their policy papers on digital education.
Report

Examination into the use of apps and web‐based learning tools in Victorian government primary schools

This examination involved collecting information from the Department of Education (DET) and four government primary schools to understand how digital learning tools are being used from Prep to Year 6. Schools are obliged to consider privacy when selecting digital learning tools. However, this report finds...
Discussion paper

Artificial intelligence, ethics, equity and higher education: a ‘beginning-of-the-discussion’ paper

The intention of the paper is to equip stakeholders with talking points to prompt informed and sustained dialogue on how artificial intelligence (AI) might be used for good, and for what it’s good for, and importantly, to consider where it should not be used at...
Briefing paper

Ministerial briefing paper on evidence of the likely impact on educational outcomes of vulnerable children learning at home during COVID-19

The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide evidence of the likely impact on educational outcomes for vulnerable children learning at home as a result of the COVID-19 response measures, and the merits of a range of delivery models.
Working paper

Trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) in education: promises and challenges

This working paper aims to provide a selected array of artificial intelligence (AI) use cases in education and a glimpse into the opportunities and challenges raised by this technology, with a view to stimulating debate and providing sector-level insights into how the G20 AI Principles...
Report

Towards a thriving digital resource ecology with teachers

This scoping and co-design research project establishes how teachers in Victorian government schools and key stakeholders engage with digital educational resources primarily in teaching and learning and, to a lesser extent, in professional learning contexts.
Report

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: executive summary

This report is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organisations’ adoption of emerging technologies.
Report

Emerging technologies for research and learning: interviews with experts

This report is a summary of interviews held with experts in research and academic technologies from several allied sectors: associations, businesses, academia, and the nonprofit research sector.
Report

On your marks…get set…go! A tale of six schools and the digital technologies curriculum content

This report explored questions around the enablers and barriers to awareness, foundational knowledge and early implementation of digital technology for schools. The case studies exemplified a range of initial and current progress journeys that schools were on, drawing on the key themes identified in the...
Case study

Creative technologies: a case study of place-based learning and teaching in the digital age

This report highlights current considerations on the potential role of new and emerging digital technologies in education. Its purpose is to bring together recent literature on digital literacy and online technologies, particularly new technologies such as smartphones and locative media, in supporting educators in the...
Report

Stronger education partnerships

This research project shares experiences and case studies of Australian providers who have delivered or are delivering Australian education and training in Indonesia across all sectors, outlining models of engagement and regulatory settings for this delivery, together with an evidence base for Australia’s ongoing efforts...
Strategy

Accelerate: education for all with technology and information 2019-2022

Digital opportunities for education in the Northen Territory can help reduce the challenges of geographical isolation. The aim of this strategy is to connect teachers across urban, remote and very remote settings and develop innovative online learning tools, in order to strengthen engagement, growth and...
Report

Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies in schools: research report

This report should serve as both a starting point for knowledge acquisition, and as a springboard for the teaching profession to engage in debate about the current state and future of AI and emerging technologies in schools.