• ACCE Education & Technology News - March 2023 Update 1

ACCE Education & Technology News - March 2023 Update 1

13 Mar 2023 8:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tech-savvy school tops Blacktown NAPLAN results [subscription]

A western Sydney public school has reached new heights after nabbing a top spot among the state’s learning centres in the 2022 NAPLAN results. Find the full list of schools here.


Webinar: Will ChatGPT Forever Change Education?

Generative AI has made waves in the news cycle lately, with new developments like ChatGPT inciting both excitement and panic from educators. Some call it the end of the five-paragraph essay, while others see it as an opportunity for pedagogical advancement. Either way, generative AI is already a reality, and educators need to adapt and prepare for the changes it brings.


We can add ChatGPT to the latest list of concerns about student cheating, but let’s go deeper

Recently, there’s been a virtual tsunami of stories about artificial intelligence and its impact on education. A primary concern is how easy programs like ChatGPT make it for students to cheat. Educators are scrambling to rethink assignments, and families are struggling with another addition to the ever-growing list of online tools that cause concern.


Building a Safe and Transparent Edtech Ecosystem: A Regulatory Vision

The influence of businesses’ data-driven algorithm-infused products for education raises concerns about the impact of their commercial interests on the quality of educational opportunities for children and their future life chances. Velislava Hillman, a Fellow in the LSE’s Media and Communications department, who leads a project that drives outside-in audits of EdTech companies to verify their commitment to quality, transparency, and accountability, argues here for a move beyond data privacy principles: it is not just data privacy by principle and design that should mitigate these concerns, but everything that digital products and devices can do and un-do to the learning experience for a child. Beyond the guidelines and toolkits on data privacy by design, the businesses pervading education with their digital products need to be regulated.


What is PedTech and why is everyone talking about it?

Every single decision in a classroom, school, or educational organisation is ultimately a pedagogical decision – because it opens up, or closes down, choices that learners and teachers are able to make as part of the process of learning.


The rise of ChatGPT shows why we need a clearer approach to technology in schools

ChatGPT and its powerful capacity to generate original text has taken the education sector by surprise. Not only are universities hurrying to adapt to it, schools are also grappling with this new technology. 


Generation STEM partners with Telstra to build the future STEM workforce

CSIRO’s STEM Community Partnerships Program, part of Generation STEM, has partnered with Telstra to inspire students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to encourage curiosity, initiative and critical thinking.


Female STEM trailblazers speak out as women in science internationally celebrated

Marianella Chamorro-Koc knows how important different perspectives are to innovation and success. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) industrial design lecturer has co-created a pain metric device for paediatric care that the state's health department is implementing as a touch point for nurses when assessing children in emergency rooms.


Nominations open for Australian Education Awards 2023

After a successful face-to-face event in 2022, we are pleased to announce the Australian Education Awards are back and ready to raise a glass to the education sector's best and brightest.


Early warning is the first line of defence against cyber gangs

Newcastle Grammar School ICT manager, Michael Browning, logged into his monitoring dashboard one Saturday morning and watched as all his security alerts switched one-by-one to red. He realised, to his horror, the school was being hacked and its data was being encrypted.


Meet the problem solvers: women tackling challenges with science and technology

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet two scientists with a passion for problem solving who have received support from the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.


Deputy Secretary General underlines NATO’s commitment to promoting women and girls in science

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană emphasised NATO’s commitment to promoting the interests of women and girls in defence and security at an event organised by the NATO Science and Technology Organization on Wednesday (8 February 2023). In a keynote speech marking the United Nations’ 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February), Mr Geoană stressed that the traditional barriers facing women and girls in science and technology had to change.


Here’s why we need more women and girls in STEM

As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, climate change, and other critical issues, the equal participation and leadership of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines is more important than ever. Addressing existing underrepresentation could not only bolster technological growth and innovation, but it’s also an economic necessity.


New do your :bit resources launched for UN International Day of Education

Here at the Micro:bit Educational Foundation we are marking the 5th UN International Day of Education by helping you change your world!


GameChanger Girls

Esports Community for 10 to 15 year olds: We are creating a safe space for experimentation, design, innovation and sharing for a global community of girls. At the conclusion of the first pilot of this program, we asked the girls where they wanted to go with this program. They said, very loudly, that they wanted to play other games designed by girls, to get to know other girl game designers and players about the world and to feel part of a community.


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