On the TIP framework and technology integration…

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Contemporary models for technology integration such as the Technology Integration Planning (TIP) model (Roblyer & Doering, 2014) focus on curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (all important) and provide little guidance on the equitable selection of technology (also important). As a result,  technology interventions in Australian schools (generally BYOD programs) are frequently based on the premise that ...

Technology integration – a reflection

I recently presented a paper at the Australasian Simulation Congress on technology integration in the context of a first semester engineering course, “Introduction to Scientific Research and Writing and the Basics of Project Management”. I drew on Hattie's (2009) research on high impact teaching and learning strategies to develop a pilot program (Pilot 2) in ...

On BYOD – tools and hacks

As I mentioned in a previous post,  the academic divide between students with low socio-economic backgrounds and students with average or advanced socio-economic backgrounds is much smaller when the schools have similar resources available (Connors and McMorrow, 2015). Unfortunately, an estimated sixty percent of Australia’s most disadvantaged students attend under resourced schools in low socio-economic ...

On hardware and software selection…

Graham Stanley has created an excellent checklist to guide teachers in integrating technology into their classroom practice which I find particularly useful when combined with The Principles for Digital Development ("The Principles", n.d.) e.g.: Design with the User/ Reuse and Improve: make use of devices that people already have; Understand the Existing Ecosystem: much better on ...