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Title Leading a digital school : principles and practice / edited by Mal Lee and Michael Gaffney.

Published Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  371.3340994 LEAD {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bund  371.3340994 LEAD {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 203-217.
Contents 1 Leading schools in a digital era 1 -- Leading a digital school 3 -- 'The school is flat' 4 -- Teachers using new technologies 7 -- Principals as responsible leaders in technology 9 -- Purpose and possibilities of digital schooling 12 -- 2 Successful learning and school design for the knowledge age 14 -- Reviewing the global context-challenges for schools 15 -- Planning schooling for the knowledge age 21 -- 3 Planning in a digital school 30 -- Focus on people not machines: planning elements for a digital school 30 -- Planning pragmatically in changing times 33 -- From planning to implementation 35 -- 4 Engagement with digital technology: new challenges for school and system leaders 38 -- Shaping and selecting digital technologies 40 -- Managing enthusiasm: from early adoption to sustained widespread use 41 -- Achieving digital integration 42 -- Balancing internal and external control 43 -- Managing risk 44 -- Securing school information assets 45 -- Managing information 45 -- Overseeing the technology and education direction 46 -- Networking with the home technology 47 -- Financing the technology 48 -- 5 Fostering digitally based teaching and learning: strategic considerations 51 -- New technologies, new expectations of teachers in a digital world 52 -- e-Learning applications: new tools for teaching and learning 56 -- New learning through digital technologies: connectivism 57 -- Strategic planning: roadmaps, signposts and intents 58 -- Strategic principles for the ICT journey 64 -- Making IT happen 67 -- 6 Creating a nexus between homes and schools 68 -- Digital divide between homes and schools 69 -- Digital divide among homes 72 -- Student learning outside the classroom 73 -- Developing a home-school nexus 76 -- 7 Leading a digital school: a case study-St Leonard's College 80 -- Context 80 -- What works for us, and what have we abandoned? 83 -- Future 91 -- 8 'Good Video Game Guide' to successful integration of digital technology: a case study of Ingle Farm Primary School with interactive whiteboards 93 -- School context and approach to change 94 -- 'Good video games' as guides for teaching and learning with digital technology 95 -- Outcomes from our journey with IWBs 102 -- Reflections and conclusions 103 -- 9 Staffing the digital school: in search of ground rules 105 -- Teaching practice in an industrial age 106 -- A post-industrial age 107 -- Teaching in the knowledge age 108 -- Themes and ground rules for staffing of twenty-first century schools 110 -- 10 ICT infrastructure: the core components 118 -- Changing nature and expectations of ICT infrastructure 118 -- Core components of ICT infrastructure 120 -- 11 ICT support 125 -- '24/7/365' demands 125 -- Technical support-internal or outsourced? 126 -- Attracting and retaining quality IT staff 127 -- ICT technical staff certification and re-skilling 128 -- TCO-total cost of ownership 129 -- Budget allocation 129 -- Documentation, disaster recovery and business continuity planning 130 -- 'Technical versus academic' support 130 -- 12 Managing and servicing the information needs of a digital school 132 -- Challenges 133 -- Rising to meet the challenges 134 -- Bringing it together-designing quality virtual learning environments 142 -- 13 Developing and sustaining the digital education ecosystem: the value and possibilities of online environments for student learning 146 -- Emerging electronic learning environment 147 -- Technology as tools for teaching and learning 152 -- What to look for in a learning platform 157 -- Successful ICT in schools 163 -- Guidelines for school and education system leaders 165 -- What's next? 166 -- 14 Preparing your teachers and yourself for a digital school 168 -- No 'silver bullets' 169 -- Your role as a 'role model' 173 -- Successful change through professional learning 175 -- 15 Principles and guidelines for creating a digital school 178 -- Operate holistically 178 -- Digital integration 183 -- Digital administration and communications systems 191 -- Budget 192 -- Evaluation and reflection 194 -- Appendix Precursors to planning: templates for discussion groups 196.
Summary "This important new book informs educational leaders about current developments in the use of digital technologies and presents a number of case studies demonstrating their value and complexity. It encourages leaders to engage in the process of successful change for their own school community by providing guidelines and advice drawn from emerging research."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
Other author Lee, Mal.
Gaffney, Michael (Michael Francis)
Australian Council for Educational Research.
Subject Education -- Australia -- Data processing.
Computer-assisted instruction -- Australia.
Computers -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Internet in education -- Australia.
Educational technology -- Australia.
Information technology -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Schools -- Australia.
ISBN 9780864318961 (paperback) $49.95