Paper - Refereed

Social computing tools can allow students at a distance to interact more easily, this paper reports on a research project which evaluated the use of social computing tools, to facilitate the teaching of senior years Physics in a South Australian regional school. This case study was part of SiMERR National sponsored project promoting the use of social computing in schools. The tools used in this case study were shared interactive whiteboards and voice conferencing. The paper first describes the school context, the process used and the challenges that the teacher and students faced.
It has often been argued that the use of ICTs in schools will lead to change in the learning environment. This paper reports on a case study in a remote geographically dispersed multi-campus South Australian R-12 school where teachers were provided with laptops to use in their professional practice. The laptop project was one element in a whole school restructure. The case study revealed that there were other critical factors in the ICT school environment which, when combined with the laptops resulted in significant change.
The objective of this project was to demonstrate, via a case study model, effective strategies and practices using ICT across various curriculum areas to engage students with learning. The project highlights a small sample of schools across Australia that show improved learning outcomes through the sustainable and embedded use of learning technologies across the curriculum. This paper will report on the development and progress of the project, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the chosen methodology. As well, several "digistories" as reporting mechanisism, will be demonstarted.
This presentation is based on the process and outcomes of an action research project conducted in collaboration with classroom teachers who developed strategies that utilised Interactive Whiteboard technology for improving children
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