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Exploring the implications of the NBN for education in Tasmania


Stack, S and Watson, J and Abbott-Chapman, J, Exploring the implications of the NBN for education in Tasmania, Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-18. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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In 2009 The Australian Government announced the development of a $40 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) with some of the first roll-out towns in Tasmania. The question of what the NBN rollout would mean for Education in the state led to the “NBN in Education” project, including interviews with experts in the field and a culminating forum. It became clear that the NBN in education is not a simple matter of connecting fibre to schools; rather it is a complex environment with many different perspectives and assumptions about learning, the value of learning technologies and the future of schools. This paper reports the research approach associated with the project that helped a group of e-learning, professional learning and ICT leaders to engage with the issues. The frameworks developed to help this process may be valuable for others involved in engaging stakeholders in conversations about the implications of the NBN.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:National Broadband Network, e-learning, connectivity, values
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Stack, S (Dr Sue Stack)
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Abbott-Chapman, J (Professor Joan Abbott-Chapman)
ID Code:77041
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-03-16
Last Modified:2018-03-09
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