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Trends in the Digitalization of K-12 Schools: The Australian Perspective

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Masters, J ORCID: 0000-0002-0606-4086 2018 , 'Trends in the Digitalization of K-12 Schools: The Australian Perspective' , Seminar.net, vol. 14, no. 2 , pp. 120-131 .

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Abstract

Although Australian children have plenty of access to digital technologies inschool, a common perception is that this hasn't made a difference to the qualityof education in Australia. In fact, it is widely considered that educationalstandards are in decline and schools are failing to teach children the skills thatthey will need for the future. The Australian Government, however, dorecognize that the road to digitalization is long and they have invested in anew digital technologies curriculum and the provision of equipment andteacher professional development to support this goal. While this is a positivemove and exciting projects are being implemented in schools, there is less focuson educational research in this area. This is a missed opportunity becauseresearch outcomes can provide an additional level of credibility that isrequired to justify why ‘new literacies’ are essential in a contemporary schoolcurriculum.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Masters, J
Keywords: digital technologies, curriculum, digitalization
Journal or Publication Title: Seminar.net
Publisher: Hoegskolen i Lillehammer
ISSN: 1504-4831
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© 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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