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Australian students in a digital world

Posted on 02 Jul 2015 with 0 comments
21st century skills Digital divide Digital literacy ICT in education Teacher capacity

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The development of digital literacy in Australian students has been a priority for schools and governments. How far have we come? Are our students well prepared to be effective participants in a digital age? A recent ACER paper presents an analysis of national and international testing of ICT literacy of Australian students, and considers progress made towards meeting the goal of the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.


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Why do students complete MOOCs?

Posted on 25 Jun 2015 with 0 comments
Learning analytics Learning environment Open scholarship

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are increasingly gaining a stronghold in education. However, a concern is the low completion rate. Researchers at Columbia University explore some of the motivations behind MOOC enrolments and whether these motivations determine whether learners complete a course.


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