In an increasingly complex and digitally mediated world, the Digital Transformation Lab provides a critical examination of how, when and why digital technologies can (and can’t) be used to positively impact teaching and learning and aims to answer the question ‘Can technologies completely change the appearance and character of teaching and learning so it is improved’?
The Digital Transformation Lab draws together people who share a passion for exploring the ways in which digital technologies shape teaching and learning. The Lab is therefore the people not the place.
The Lab is directed by Associate Professor Mike Phillips, and at its core includes several researchers drawn from the Digital Education Research Group. Fellow researchers, visiting scholars and PhD students join the lab from time to time as their work aligns with ours.
Positioning the Technologies Curriculum: A Snapshot of Australian Initial Teacher Education Programs
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Join us for the first presentation from the Digital Transformation Lab. The Digital Transformation Lab is part of the Digital Education Research Group (DER), based in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. In this presentation, our esteemed colleagues Amber McLeod and Jo Blannin will share insights from their review of how technologies are positioned in ITE programs across 32 Australian Universities.
See Flyer for more information – Speakers’ bios below.
When: Thursday 3rd June from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Where: Zoom (email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link!)
Amber McLeod is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research focuses on increasing digital competence in the community, including investigating attitudes towards ICT and ways to increase pre-service teacher digital skills. As the Director of Pathways Programs, Amber is also passionate about developing transferable skills in young people to increase access and equity, with particular reference to the role of digital competence in successful student transition and retention.
Joanne Blannin is Senior Lecturer in Digital Transformations at Monash University, Australia. In the past five years, Joanne has supported more than 400 Victorian schools to engage with technologies for their own and their students’ learning. She is Board Member and Conference Chair for Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Joanne now researches teaches and presents internationally on digital technologies and innovative digital pedagogies. Her research focus includes teachers’ uses of technology, teachers’ pedagogical skills with technologies, and the impact of innovative technology on student outcomes.
The launch of the Digital Transformation Lab occurred on Thursday 5 November 2020. We were thrilled to have two great friends of the Lab – Professor Punya Mishra and Professor Judi Harris – join us to discuss the future of arguably the world’s most influential educational technology integration model.
Knowing how to teach with technologies is arguably more important now than ever before. The technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) framework has become the world’s most widely recognised way of understanding what teachers need to know in order to effectively integrate digital technologies to support learning.
But is TPACK still relevant? In this seminar you can hear from one of the original developers of TPACK, Professor Punya Mishra, and international scholars Professor Judi Harris and Associate Professor Michael Phillips. They will question whether TPACK is still relevant, offering new critical insights for researchers, educational leaders and educators.