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Digital Education - Comparison in Attitudes

, Wesley College Institute for Innovation in Education, Australia

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


There has been little research into the benefits of laptop school programs which have been undertaken by some Victorian schools since 1990. Schools have regularly used these programs to attract enrolments and yet the impact on schooling after a number of years of such programs, in particular the attitudes of students and teachers to each other’s digital literacy, has not been the object of research. There is also very little information about the attitude of teachers or students towards each other and their use of digital technologies in laptop school environments, aside from anecdotal evidence. It would seem that there is a disconnect between teachers and students in their attitudes towards digital technology that is related to their digital literacy. Some teachers embrace it and others do not. This research investigates a comparison in attitudes of students and educators to digital technology, based on survey results in a number of Victorian schools.


Dawson, D. (2011). Digital Education - Comparison in Attitudes. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 172-173). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 3, 2022 from .