E-Learning

Rationale:

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the hardware and software that enables a variety of data to be digitally processed, stored and communicated. ICT can be used to access, process, manage and present information; construct new understandings and communicate with others. ICT is vital in the lives of all people; and the ability to be conversant with ICT skills is essential.

Goals:

Information and Communications Technology focuses on providing students with a rich learning environment in which they can build skills and knowledge. The knowledge, skills and behaviours identified for this domain enable students to:

  • Develop new thinking and learning skills that produce creative and innovative thoughts
  • Develop more efficient ways of working and solving problems individually and collaboratively
  • Create information products that demonstrate their understanding of concepts, issues, relationships and processes
  • Understand the implications of the use of ICT and their social and ethical responsibilities as users of ICT.

Implementation:

  • The ICT domain is an essential component of the Interdisciplinary Learning strand of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS).
  • All students at our school study ICT which is embedded across the curriculum and taught by teachers throughout the school.
  • The learning focus and standards contained within VELS drive the ICT skills taught throughout the curriculum.
  • ICT activities reflect the topics being studied, and are appropriate to each child’s ability. They form a component of the Inquiry process.
  • Student progress in ICT is reported in semester reports.
  • The ICT co-ordinator oversees ICT administration, maintenance, equipment and curriculum.
  • An allocated budget ensures ICT equipment and needs are constantly maintained and updated.
  • ICT professional development is provided to staff.