1st August, 2019

What is happening in Australian schools? Understanding the education revolution

Australia has been undergoing an education revolution. It started, in part, because of the former labour party’s Digital Education Revolution (DER) which aimed to ensure each, and every Australian scholar is equipped with the knowledge and skill to survive in an ever-digitising world.

The program hoped to expand its level of inclusiveness of students with various learning challenges while simplifying the teaching process. The official program may have run its course, but it did leave Australia with a real awareness of how important more emphasis on technology will be in this ever-digitising world.

Technology in the classroom

students with teacher and a tablet

Through the integration of technology into the education system, it is possible to automate many monotonous tasks and increase the rate at which students are able to absorb information and simplifying their delivery methods to reduce admin and preparation time for the teachers.

Technology won’t just simplify lesson planning; it also increases collaboration. A number of students can work on one project at the same time. It also means students have a wider range of media options to choose from as lesson-delivery tools. For example, some may still prefer text, but others may prefer video instruction. Technology will also allow for more self-paced learning, allowing students to move at the pace best suited to their skills.

Mindprint Cognitive Mapping

This cognitive test was created using scientific principles. Its purpose is to help students (and teachers/parents) identify a learner’s best approach to learning by discovering the way in which their brains respond to information.

We know that some of us are visual learners and some of us are auditory learners – but the rabbit hole actually goes far deeper than that. Often times learning disabilities are actually simply a case of information being presented in a format that the learner’s brain finds difficult to receive. Mindprint helps to uncover the most effective ways for an individual to learn.

Following the test results, Mindprint includes learning strategies that will exist purely to map out the most effective learning methodologies for the learner.

Bulb App Digital Portfolio

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could track your work progress visually? Instead of individual project books or files, to have it all in one neat place? Bulb App Digital Portfolio exists as a study tool with this purpose in mind.

This app allows you to create projects by category or subject. It means that learners are able to create, curate, save and share with the world whatever they have created. It’s a chance to showcase the full extent of their knowledge across different fields.

The app also makes it easy to collaborate over projects. Saved digitally, it can be accessed with ease. That also means it’s effortless to share with teachers/lecturers, as part of university applications, or with future employers. The app demonstrates a learner’s digital knowledge and helps to promote a sense of detail-orientedness.

Nvoke – Future Learning

Nvoke works with these tools – they’re future learning systems can help to include learning in the lives of more students. These tools are also able to help students succeed – especially those who currently fall between the cracks in the system. Nvoke is passionate about discovering new ways to better the learning process. We are constantly scouting new systems and tools in the industry. We love working with Mindprint and Bulb – if you’d like to learn more, please get in touch with us.