What’s The Difference Between ICT Capability & Digital Technologies?

The changes to the Digital Technologies Curriculum for 2018 is generating a lot of discussion amongst teachers in New Zealand. This morning, I saw a great infographic from an Australian website that attempts to show the differences between the use of ICT in education and Digital Technologies. 

There are three infographics below, broken down by:

  1. ICT Capability & Digital Technologies In the Australian Curriculum
  2. Examples of when to use Digital Technologies or ICT
  3. What it looks like in the classroom

You may not agree with all of the distinctions, but it’s certainly a helpful guide at least and is shared with permission under the Creative Commons Licensing:

ICT Capability & Digital Technologies In the Australian Curriculum

ICT v Digital Technologies

Examples of when to use Digital Technologies or ICT

ICT v Digital Technologies2

What it looks like in the classroom

ICT v Digital Technologies3

These are great resources for teachers to review and I encourage readers to review the infographic published by NZCER that shows what is actually happening in the NZ Years 1-8 classes with respect to Digital Technologies usage.

Beyond this, it is clear from the whitepaper Youth, Technology and Disruption released in New Zealand in December 2016 that the workforce is undergoing significant disruption and changes in education to support the required skills is a necessity.

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  1. rebronald August 28, 2017
    • Sam McNeill August 28, 2017

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