Mal is an Education Consultant and Researcher at malleehome.com and Martin is Director of Information Technology at the Armidale School, NSW.
Keynote Address 20 August 2015 – BYOT and the digital evolution of schooling
Summary and thank you.
Challenges, challenges, challenges! Thank you Mal and Martin for provoking us.
A paper based school with paper based technology! Are there any? Are you teaching in one? Is your continued existence on line? Has your school normalised the digital?
Mal and Martin have unashamedly reminded us that:
- Schools are organisations
- Organisations are transforming
- Therefore schools must transform and continue to transform or their viability will be jeopardised.
Thank you for the very useful model of school evolutionary stages.
- Paper based
- Early digital
- Early networked
- Digital normalisation.
Your thesis is that on the whole, schools must move through all of these stages to sustain progress – and it takes time!
I am sure the delegates here today have already plotted where their school lies in this staged model and your powerful message to them is move, move through the stages, you cannot afford not to.
Thank you for this meaningful and insightful analysis and the work you continue to do in understanding the importance and power of the eco-system in which we all operate, an eco-system that goes beyond the digital.