Mobilise technology

Research indicates that the effective use of information and communication technologies is a fundamental skill for young people today; this is supported by the introduction of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Technology, when used as a learning tool in conjunction with flexible learning space, can enhance students' learning by encouraging collaboration, creativity, personalisation and connection within and beyond school.

View the learning with technology page.

Key questions

  • What technology can you access to support implementation of the desired learning outcomes?
  • How can technology be used to maximise learning opportunities for your students?
  • What support can be accessed to ensure smooth implementation of technology?

Tips for mobilising technology

  • Conduct an audit of current technologies and enablers, such as Wi-Fi capability and data points, to assess the existing capabilities or needs of the space.
  • Ask staff and students how existing technology in your school is currently used, what technology is desired and how it will impact learning and teaching.
  • View professional learning available from SLEC.
  • View the FutureTECH guides to see how technology is used as a learning tool.
  • Identify technology tools to support desired learning using the Digital Learning Selector.
  • Read the NMC/CoSN 2017 K-12 Horizon Report to find out about emerging trends in education and technology.

For registered professional learning to guide you through the learning space design process, attend Flexible Learning Space by Design or Flexible Learning Space by Design (online).

Evidence

A consistent theme across the literature is that learning spaces need to be more flexible, both pedagogically and physically, to accommodate different needs and activities and allow for the effective integration of ICT (Deed 2011 and The Design Council 2005 in Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation 2015).

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