ICT in curriculum and pedagogical transformation

The community in this context is a multicultural secondary school where students come from diverse socio-economic background and family structures. The study was prompted through close observation over many years on how some students use computers to support their writing while others make just as much use of computers but struggle to read and write in English.
Daramalan College in the ACT is engaged in significant experimentation in the use of computers to increase both teacher efficiency and student productivity in mathematics. In conjunction with Red-Back Spider Publishing Pty Ltd (RBSP), developers of Arithmetika and Cheetah, a fully operational multi-user installation has been established. RBSP is developing assessment material covering years 6 to 12 mathematics curricula. Teachers select sets of questions and assign them to classes of students. Students work on the sets of questions over a stipulated time frame.
Text Types is an interactive E Learning tool designed to engage students in the middle years, with the writing process. It was written by a practising teacher in collaboration with a website designer, in response to her observations of what students and teachers in a secondary school require, to assist them in their understanding of the writing process.
A key focus in Australian schools has been on the use of e-Learning tools and ICT integration using authentic assessment. The implementation of these approaches challenges us to use ICT as a tool for change. Much of what is referred to as integration can more accurately described as transformation (Finger et al., 2007). There is a critical difference between ICT transformation that describes change and its reasons, and ICT integration. Each come from a differing paradigms with different outcomes and directions.
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