Competence with digital technology: Teacher or environment?

“PEBKAC” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Rafa Esteve  Apparently there’s a problem with digital skills in Australian schools. Only 52% of Year 10  students achieved a minimum standard of digital competence, and the teachers tasked to help develop that competence feel they aren’t competent. Closer to home, I’ve previously pointed out that the pre-service teachers I work with

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LATs, OER, TPACK, and GitHub

The following is an attempt to think about the inter-connections between the paper “Open Educational Resources (OERs) for TPACK Development” presented by Mark Hofer and Judi Harris at SITE’2016 and the Moodle OpenBook project and my own teaching. First, is a description of what the open courses they’ve developed and what the students do. Second,

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OEP and Initial Teacher Education: Moving on from the horsey, horseless carriage

Earlier this week four colleagues from three different Universities submitted an application to an internal grant scheme around Open Educational Practice. What follows is an excerpt from that application.This idea evolved out of some earlier thinking. We find out how we went in April. If the project is successful, it needs to be open and

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