Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Building innovation : learning with technologies

The Australian Council for Educational Research has released a report looking at how information communication technologies (ICT) "including social networking and games, provide new opportunities for education, according to this review of research."

However, the report posits that "the 'off the shelf' mentality which currently underpins the provision of computers in Australian schools may be stifling rather than enhancing innovation."

"The review explores national and international policy priorities for building students’ innovation capabilities through information and communication technologies. When used well technologies such as Web 2.0 social networking sites can help to develop literacy skills, critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills."
[Source: Australian Policy Online]

Read the full report on the Australian Council for Educational Research website.

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