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Using ICT for Quality in Teaching- Learning Evaluation Processes

ICT does not automatically add quality. There is however, growing evidence that ICT application to the core business of education can accelerate and improve learning on a number of fronts. It can also provide the means of gathering, connecting and analysing data about teaching and learning in ways that enable us to more accurately diagnose student need and evaluate programs.

The Strategic Plan for ICT 2011-15

The Strategic Plan for ICT 2011-15 sets strategic objectives for the ACT Public Service to begin the journey down this road using all the transformational possibilities that ICT can provide.

Can an electronic textbooks be part of K-12 education?: Challenges, Technological solutions and Open issues

An electronic textbook (e-Textbook) is a digitized (or electronic) form of textbook, which normally needs an endorsement by the national or state government when it is used in the K-12 education system. E-Textbooks have been envisioned to replace existing paper-based textbooks due to its educational advantages. Hence, it is of paramount importance for the relevant parties (i.e.

NSW Government ICT Strategy 2012

The NSW Government ICT Strategy 2012 is a culmination of the best minds in ICT in NSW Government, the private sector, and the community coming together to map a way forward. To tackle the issues that need to be tackled. To bring NSW out of the dark ages and into the 21st century. It is an ambitious strategy with no easy or quick fixes.

Review of the australian government’s use of information and communication technology

This report is the outcome of a process in which I have sought to (i) gather a substantial body of evidence to understand how ICT is currently used and managed; (ii) analyse the evidence to identify significant issues; and (iii) produce recommendations which will address these issues.

EveryMap: Using the Ushahidi platform to deal with a different kind of crisis – Western disconnection

[Guest blog by Angela Clark who founded EveryMap and www.Streetcorner.com.au, a Sydney hyper local news network where can locals and politicians report their own news.  Angela was previously Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Radio Network and Managing Director of JCDecaux Australia Pty Limited. She holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.]

Bushfire Connect – Ushahidi building community resilience for Australian Bushfires

[Guest blog post by Maurits van der Vlugt, a Spatial Information Strategist, based in Sydney, Australia. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading authorities in the design and implementation of (interoperable) spatial data infrastructures, and web delivery of spatial data.]
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the state of Victoria, Australia, burnt the equivalent of 1 million football fields, displaced 7,500 people across 78 townships, resulting in 173 dead and 2000 houses lost.
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