Paper - Refereed

An Australian Research Council Linkage project is investigating people
This paper represents an attempt at constructing a language for describing the potential learning value of computers as a learning material. A lack of precision in describing the value computers add to the learning process has paradoxically made it easy for people to elevate the significance of using computers in pedestrian ways while simultaneously marginalising higher-order uses. Currently, all manner of computer-based activities are granted equivalence by educators lacking a suitable metric for assessing value.
Most teachers recognise the benefits of meeting face-to-face for professional learning activities. However, for teachers in remote locations in Australia the vast distances that need to be travelled for such meetings are prohibitive. Videoconferencing has the potential to provide these teachers with quality professional learning experiences. This paper aims to highlight the challenges that inhibit the use of videoconferencing for professional learning experiences for those most likely to benefit, the teachers in remote schools.
Our students are immersed in a connected, relationship driven, consumer orientated digital world. While we expect their attention in class, their musicians, artists, designers and games beg for it. While we provide linear, logical, bite size portions of knowledge that will eventually grow to wisdom, their digital world demands decisions that have meaningful consequences and immediate outcomes. This paper briefly presents some of the research literature on engagement which highlights the need to give students the ability to make frequent and meaningful decisions.
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