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Future-focused learning in connected communities

Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 21st Century Learning Reference Group Edition: May 2014.Description: 38 pages.Subject(s): Facilitators | LwDT Resources | 21st Century LearningOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: As New Zealanders, we are rightly proud of our education system. We are recognised globally for the quality of our teaching, our concern for students, and our innovation. However, the emergence of ubiquitous connectivity, increasingly mobile digital technologies, and the power of the internet pose the most profound challenges and opportunities the education system has ever faced. A strategy for learning with digital technologies is critically important for New Zealand's future economic and social prosperity. Our young people need to be digitally competent, so they can participate successfully in a modern economy and society, support their families, and contribute to the wider community. Whether our children aspire to be software developers for America’s Cup yachts, dairy farmers, motor mechanics or fashion designers, digital competencies are now a universal requirement.
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As New Zealanders, we are rightly proud of our education system. We are recognised globally for the quality of our teaching, our concern for students, and our innovation. However, the emergence of ubiquitous connectivity, increasingly mobile digital technologies, and the power of the internet pose the most profound challenges and opportunities the education system has ever faced.

A strategy for learning with digital technologies is critically important for New Zealand's future economic and social prosperity. Our young people need to be digitally competent, so they can participate successfully in a modern economy and society, support their families, and contribute to the wider community. Whether our children aspire to be software developers for America’s Cup yachts, dairy farmers, motor mechanics or fashion designers, digital competencies are now a universal requirement.

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