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CINZS 2012, Vol 24, No 1

Kia ora, welcome to Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, Teaching, Technology, 24 (1).

Computers in New Zealand Schools has been reporting on the use of computers and other forms of information and communication technologies (ICT) for over two decades. In that time, articles have identified the power of ICT to enhance and even transform the learning and teaching occurring in our schools. However, “As Diana Laurillard (2008, p. 1) observes wryly, ‘education is on the brink of being transformed through learning technologies; however, it has been on that brink for some decades now’" (Selwyn, 2010, p.66).

The articles and columns in this issue of CINZS all report on ways that ICT can, and in some cases should, be transforming education in New Zealand.

Editorial

CINZS Editorial March 2012

  • Keryn Pratt. University of Otago College of Education.

Research Articles (non-peer reviewed)

Does digital immersion improve students’ digital literacy skills?

  • Jacqui Land - Papanui High School

Articles (non-peer reviewed)

The potential of a game based learning approach to improve learner outcomes

  • Judy Lymbery - Victoria University of Wellington

Blended learning in secondary schools is a start in the right direction

  • Kerry Boyde - Masters student in eLearning and Digital technologies - University of Canterbury

Web 2.0 tools do have important roles in high school student learning: A position paper

  • Sue Parkes and Donna Morrow - University of Canterbury College of Education eLearning Lab

Columns and Reviews

21st century learning environments in the limelight, including virtual schooling

  • Niki Davis - University of Canterbury


Library column: Creative Commons Copyright

  • Lisa Oldham - National Library of New Zealand