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Digital learning for 21st century students
Olivia Clarke, The Le@rning Federation
The Learning Federation (TLF), a major collaborative initiative of all state, territory and federal governments of Australia and New Zealand, is making available, at no charge, a significant quantity of digital content to all schools and pre-service institutions in Australia and New Zealand. The content includes high quality interactive learning objects designed to meet the teaching and learning needs embedded in ANZ curriculums. In addition, thousands of digitised items (images, video clips, sound files, documents and maps) sourced from major ANZ scientific and cultural institutions are also being made available to the education sector.
The showcase will:
- briefly outline the TLF Initiative
- provide an understanding of the depth and breadth of the pool of content available
- outline how schools, tertiary institutions and professional associations are accessing the content
- outline some of the evaluative research about the use of TLF digital content in schools
- raise some critical issues eg what sorts of professional learning opportunities are needed to support school and pre-service teachers as they learn to integrate digital content into their pedagogical practices.