Our eLearning Vision
At Glen Eira College our students use technology to develop their skills in navigating the digital world safely, productively and critically. Our teachers use digital technology to inspire student learning across the curriculum.
With the development of the Internet and other digital technologies, the walls of the classroom no longer limit access to information or means of communication. Consequently, approaches to teaching and learning have also evolved and students and teachers alike must increase their skills to effectively and efficiently work across multiple technological platforms.
Glen Eira College will meet this challenge by providing opportunities to use technology to develop complex thinking processes while not ignoring the importance of written techniques to embed the learning gained. As educators we are excited by the flexibility and increased intellectual challenges the integration of technology will bring to the development of our students’ problem solving, inquiry and interpersonal skills.
At Glen Eira College we are striving to provide our students with learning tools that will assist them to achieve outstanding results. With this in mind we introduced the Chromebook program in 2016. A Chromebook is a small, portable, relatively low-cost device that allows students and teachers to use the full range of applications available within Google’s G-Suite for Education. All students in Years 8 – 10 are asked to have a Chromebook. At Year 11 and 12 a more specialised laptop program will operate. These programs, along with the college’s existing computing infrastructure, will provide every student with access to the Internet and a tool for individualised and collaborative learning. We believe digital learning opportunities are critical in preparing students for workplaces now and in the future.
Our teachers undergo ongoing professional learning to enable them to to take full advantage of the G-Suite for Education. This will allow for a greater range of learning tasks to be completed on a digital platform, providing increased opportunities for online collaboration between students while facilitating important feedback from teachers to students on students’ work.