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Inquiry into digital innovation in secondary education


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Jun 2019
Tabling date:28 Nov 2019
Deadline for submissions:16 Aug 2019
Date Ended:28 Nov 2019
Committee:Education and Health Standing Committee
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements: 11/28/2019
Important Information:Inquiry submission guidelines.pdfInquiry submission guidelines.pdf
Terms of Reference:The inquiry will consider:

1. How digital innovation can assist secondary students to learn anything, anywhere, anytime

2. The role of digital technology in addressing secondary student engagement and retention

3. How digital innovation can increase equity of opportunity in secondary education

4. The potential for digital technology to cater to the needs of high performers and at-risk learners in secondary education

5. Challenges to implementation, including provision of digital infrastructure, resources and technical support

Further information about the inquiry


The Committee wants to learn about what types of digital technology/edtech products are currently being used in WA schools, and what could potentially be used. What would be useful in terms of providing learning opportunities that may not otherwise be available?

Can digital technology be used to help to ensure that no students are disadvantaged because of their ability, background, social circumstances or where they live? How can it increase the ongoing study and employment prospects of secondary students?

We would like to hear from principals, teachers, students, parents, those in the edtech and education industries and anyone with expertise in this area or a personal insight into digital innovation in education.

The inquiry is more interested in digital technology used to enhance teaching and learning than technology for school administration and management. This inquiry is not focussing on teacher competency and skills.

More information on how to contribute to the inquiry can be found here.


Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
14 Aug 201910:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2School of Education, University of NewcastleAssociate Professor Erica Southgate
04 Sep 201910:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2EduGrowthMr David Linke (Managing Director)
04 Sep 201910:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Macquarie UniversityMr Rhett Loban (Associate Lecturer)
18 Sep 201910:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1NBN CoMs Jane McNamara (Head, NBN Local WA) and Mr Simon Lawton (Industry Engagement Consultant WA/SA)
25 Sep 201909:40 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Educational Computing Association of WAMr Michael King (President) and Ms Shaloni Naik (Secondary Coordinator)
25 Sep 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Home Education WAMs Saani Bennetts (General Member) and Ms Christina Kardol (General Member)
25 Sep 201910:50 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of EducationMs Lisa Rodgers (Director General), Ms Alison Ramm (A/Executive Director, Strategy Policy and Governance), Ms Kellie Properjohn (A/Executive Director, Statewide Services), Mr Martin Clery (Assistant Executive Director, Statewide Services), Mr David Dans (Chief Information Officer), Mr Jeff Stone (Principal, School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement) and Mr Caleb Jones (Principal, School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health)
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Associate Professor Erica Southgate (School of Education, University of Newcastle) on 14 Aug 2019
Evidence by.. Mr Rhett Loban (Associate Lecturer, Macquarie University) on 4 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Mr David Linke (Managing Director, EduGrowth Limited) on 4 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Jane McNamara (Head of NBN Local WA, NBN Co) and Mr Simon Lawton (Industry Consultant, Business Segment, NBN Co) on 18 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Saani Bennetts (Committee Member, Home Education WA) and Mrs Christina Kardol (Committee Member, Home Education WA) on 25 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Mr Michael King (President, Educational Computing Association of WA) and Miss Shaloni Naik (Secondary School Coordinator, Educational Computing Association of WA) on 25 Sep 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Lisa Rodgers (Director General, Department of Education), Mr David Dans (Chief Information Officer, Department of Education), Mr Martin Clery (Assistant Executive Director, Statewide Services), Mr Caleb Jones (Principal, School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health, Department of Education) and Mr Jeffrey Stone (Principal, School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement, Department of Education) on 25 Sep 2019
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
8 A Better Connected Future: Opportunities for digital innovation in secondary education28 Nov 2019More...