Publication Date: November 25, 2011
After billions of dollars, thousands of studies, and immeasurable effort by educators at all levels, why is the performance of students and teachers so unaffected by technology? Moreover, what should be done to extract genuine benefit from the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution? In this groundbreaking book, technology and education experts Alan Bain and Mark Weston provide research-based evidence for how the widespread application of ICT can provide powerful learning opportunities that lead to lasting gains and achievement. They show how the integrated use of technology at all levels of the educational system can greatly expand collaborative learning opportunities by giving all educational stakeholders powerful problem-solving tools and solutions. The approaches presented here are grounded in over 20 years of experience working with classroom teachers, school leaders, association members, and policymakers.
Alan Bain is Sub-Dean Curriculum and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Mark E. Weston is a global education strategist at Dell Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Using technology to create bottom-up, emergent innovation is a novel, important model for educational transformation.”
—Chris Dede, Harvard University
“The stories are compelling reading and they lead to a ‘why not do it here’ sense for me as the reader.”
—From the Foreword by John Hattie, University of Melbourne