Why iPads?

Contemporary learning environments offer flexibility and opportunities for collaboration, independence and connectivity to global resources. This sort of anytime, anywhere learning is supported by access to portable technologies. The Brisbane Catholic Education approach is developed out of the following emerging issues related to the 1:1 program and implications for contemporary learning and teaching in all schools in Brisbane Catholic Education.
 

Learning and teaching:

  • Learners and teachers create contemporary learning environments and quality learning outcomes as they shape and enrich their own and others’ worlds.
  • Contemporary learning is collaborative and has potential to be personalized, provides anytime, anywhere access for students to portable technologies.
  • Teachers’ access to the Australian Curriculum and supporting professional resources will be delivered online.
  • Brisbane Catholic Education is establishing access to teacher and student online learning and teaching environments and content.
 

This is underpinned by the following assumptions:

  • The world of students within and beyond the school is connected by the use of contemporary information processing, communication and collaboration tools.
  • Teachers engage in continuous learning to enhance their professional practice and the practices of their students.
  • School and organisation leaders create the conditions that enable the vision to be realised.
  • Parents are empowered to become actively involved in their child’s education by accessing online communication, learning, reporting and monitoring systems.
  • Planning and resourcing is future focused and flexibly delivered within the learning context of the school.
  • Accountability and improvement are reviewed through the School Cyclical Review process.
 
For more information on the reported benefits of a 1:1 iPad program, please click on the link below.