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Educational technology in a time of crisis

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay This post is part of the learning materials of EDF5647,...

How school-family-community partnerships strengthen learning in culturally diverse schools

With schools experiencing increased linguistic and cultural diversity, how can teachers, students, parents and the wider community work together to...

Children + Participatory Design + Sustainable Futures Symposium

We would like to invite researchers to the Children + Participatory Design + Sustainable Futures Symposium 2020 @...

What’s next for education in the digital age? Critical hopes and concerns for the...

DER is part of a consortium of research groups from the UK, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Spain and Australia that has just produced a brief ‘manifesto’ outlining six substantial digital challenges that education will need to address over the 2020s.

Through the technological looking glass: Connecting primary school students to opera

Dr Renee Crawford - Senior Lecturer, Music Education. Faculty of Education. Monash University. Introducing school...

Julian Sefton-Green: this changes everything! What does “the digital” mean for the purposes and...

By Julian Sefton-Green February 2019 saw DER host a day-long symposium on ‘digital education futures’.  A number of ideas...

Virtual reality providing an immersive musical experience

Dr Renée Crawford writes on technological initiatives using virtual reality to provide an immersive musical experience and identifies that more collaborative efforts with the industry and further research is required to better understand what this might mean for the music industry and education.

Learning analytics, Foucault and the phantom menace

Author: Andrew Hope In lecture halls, classrooms, study areas and virtual learning environments something is haunting education… the ‘promise’ of data analytics. As part of the increasing...

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...