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Digital Education Revolution

Posted on 19 Oct 2011 with 0 comments
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The Digital Education Revolution (DER) is a $2.2 billion Australian program to provide netbooks to years 9-12 secondary students, internet connectivity and professional learning for teachers. 'What are the possible implications of this program on teaching and learning?' is a question that immediately comes to mind? A thought provoking research article Paradox, Promise and Public Pedagogy: Implications of the Federal Government’s Digital Education Revolution published earlier in 2011 in the Australian Journal of Teacher Education is definitely worth reading and gives pause for thought even though some assertions may be contentious. Paradox, Promise and Public Pedagogy raises three issues about the use of computers in schools: the digital natives rhetoric, public pedagogy and the corporatisation of education.

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