Digital technology

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What PISA tells us about our preparedness for remote learning
What PISA tells us about our preparedness for remote learning

Dr Sue Thomson explores how the COVID-19 crisis has propelled schools to an online learning environment, and draws on data from the OECD’s 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) to shed light on students’, teachers’ and schools’ preparedness for the ‘new normal’.

Working from home and digital literacy – what can we assume?
Working from home and digital literacy – what can we assume?

Are today’s students ‘digital natives’? Have digital technologies transformed classroom practice? ACER Research Director Julian Fraillon looks to Australian and international data to explore some of the myths and realities related to digital literacy and how these should be considered in the new paradigm of working from home.

Virtual reality in the classroom
Virtual reality in the classroom

Karl Easton is a Digital Technology relief from face-to-face (RFF) educator at a primary school in Sydney’s northwest. In this article, we hear how he’s integrating virtual reality into lessons with a range of students in order to provide authentic learning activities.

Infographic: Child online safety

Results of a cyber safety survey conducted over three years with respondents from 30 different countries have recently been released. DQ Institute surveyed 145 426 children and adolescents on issues related to cyber safety to assess which countries are considered safest.

Attracting future teachers to the profession
Attracting future teachers to the profession

Teacher education students are being asked to share what inspired them to study teaching and to consider why their peers may have been deterred away from the profession, in a nationwide survey called Future Teachers Talk.

Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy
Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores media literacy. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including two recent research reports looking into the challenge of media literacy education.  

The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways
The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways

In his final Teacher column of the year Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, shares his key takeaways from this month’s Forum for World Education in Paris.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 10: Sharing education resources
Teacher Staffroom Episode 10: Sharing education resources

We’ve spoken to a lot of interesting educators this month, and some great practical pointers for the classroom have come out of these conversations. In this episode, we look at some budget-friendly science experiments for students and some engaging Mathematics activities.

Research Q&A: School reports and communicating student progress
Research Q&A: School reports and communicating student progress

Is it time to rethink the traditional end of semester report card? In the final part of a series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard share findings from the three-year study.

Researching the impact of digital technology on children
Researching the impact of digital technology on children

The newly established Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child will work on a world-first longitudinal study into the impact of digital technology on children. We speak to the lead researcher about why we need more research in this area.