Opinion or editorial blog entries from members and other scholars

Opinion or editorial blog entries from members and other scholars

Wicked Problems and Wicked Designs in Education and Technology

Author: Michael Henderson There is a fundamental crisis that the digital technology teaching and research community face: the dominance of stories about what we do with technology rather than what we...

Digital technologies and literacy education: More than a gimmick?

Author: Julie Faulkner In December 2013 The Age published a letter that continued the debate about our education system failing to meet student learning needs. Rather...

Ethics in social media research: do we know what we are doing?

Author: Michael Henderson Nicola F. Johnson Glenn Auld Phillip Dawson Social media, such as social network sites and blogs, are increasingly being used as core or ancillary components of...

The failure of MOOCs

Author: Phillip Dawson failure, noun: “The fact of failing to effect one’s purpose” (Oxford English Dictionary, failure, n. 3a) Have MOOCs failed us? This depends on their...

Silicon Valley goes to school – notes on Californian capitalism and the ‘disruption’ of...

Author: Neil Selwyn The entrepreneurial approach of Google, Facebook and their ilk is now increasingly touted as a means of addressing educational problems. But what does...

‘Clouds’ that reign over: learning to be surveilled in the ‘database school’

Author:  Andrew Hope On 6 June The Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers reported that under a programme known as Prism the National Security Agency and...

The complexity of living digital lives – challenges for research

Author: Nicola F. Johnson In the current climate of the internet age which we now find ourselves a part of, increasingly we are dependent upon various...

Online for learning? A quick checklist for online courses

Author: Neil Selwyn Online courses are a growing feature of K12 schooling.  Many Australian schools are beginning to experiment with online provision for some classes, following...

Becoming the media: Australian schools and the rise of citizen journalism

Author: David Elliott (Monash University) One of the defining images of the decade will surely be that of marathon runners elatedly running towards the finishing line...

Stepping back from TPACK

Author: Scott Bulfin Graham Parr Natalie Bellis This text is adapted from a longer journal article by the authors: Parr, G., Bellis, N. & Bulfin, S. (2013 in press)...