Digital Technologies in Schools
Understanding the importance of digital technologies in our world is critical for Australia's future. Students are moving beyond merely using technology to learning to create their own technological solutions and innovations to everyday matters as well as to address some of the more complex challenges in their community and the world at large.
New Digital Technologies course announcement for Foundation - Year 6!
We are excited to share that thanks to new funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Google Australia we have launched the Digital Technologies + X MOOC where 'X' is the application of Digital Technologies to solve problems across different domains. Learn how Digital Technologies can be used to create solutions for sustainability and new ways of communicating visual art and storytelling. Discover ways can you connect Digital Technologies with Maths and English in the classroom and uncover careers and real-world examples that can inspire learning in the classroom.
This course is designed to build your confidence in integrating Digital Technologies (V9.0) with other learning areas and to incorporate the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priorities across Foundation to Year 6.
We have re-launched this revised course with the support of Google Australia. The Australian Government Department of Education funded the development of a new module in the course: Digital Technologies + Sustainability! In addition. with the support of the Australian Government Department of Education we have expanded the range of library kits available, developed some sustainability themed lesson plans and produced a range of on demand videos to complement the new Sustainability themed module.
CSER is home to the CSER Digital Technologies MOOC program which piloted in 2014 and was supported by the Australian Government Department of Education in 2016 to expand its offerings to cover Foundation to Year 10. This initiative enabled the University of Adelaide to provide open, free online professional learning in digital technologies for Australian teachers. We are grateful for the support of our original partners. Google Australia initiated the project with us, and remain genuine collaborators in our program. Digital Careers made our Next Steps MOOC possible. The Department of Education supported our expansion of the program, enabling us to take our program from the offering of MOOCs alone, to a national facilitated professional learning program, with expanded MOOC resources and the introduction of a National Lending Library. We are proud to have reached over 45,000 teachers through the CSER MOOCs and professional learning offerings of CSER since we began.
Thanks to the support of Google Australia, we are also updating a number of our MOOCs to align to the revised V9.0 Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
Watch this space for more information throughout 2024.