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Digital skills of students in decline

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The Educator | 17 Nov 2015, 08:14 AM Agree 0
A national report has revealed the digital skills of Australian students are at their worst level in four years, despite the increased use of technology in schools.
  • norm | 18 Nov 2015, 09:36 AM Agree 0
    The use of iPads does little to further digital technology skills. They are designed to encourage quick habitual sequences to arrive at familiar apps, and the user is prevented from "looking under the hood," User creativity is restricted within the apps, and away from any "digital knowledge" ranging from logic and algorithms to data processing to programming and app development. It is the sad result of trying to get a commercial product to do the work of education, kind of like teaching via advertising content.
  • Salim | 29 Nov 2015, 05:32 PM Agree 0
    I totally agree with the iPad comment. So true. Majority of the public use use technology to get by. Kind of like most other things we take digital literacy for granted.
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