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1 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 0 September, 2006 CEnet overview CEnet Parent Briefing Ron van Vliet September 2006

2 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 1 September, 2006 CEnet overview Growing up digital Digital “natives” …or digital “immigrants”

3 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 2 September, 2006 CEnet overview Generations TV generation Typewriters Memos Radio Video games Computers Email CD The Web (72%) Mobile devices IM (74%) Text Messaging Online communities MP3 1 in 5 people on Earth are aged between 10 - 19 50% are under 25 54% of students (grades 7-12) know more IM screen names than home phone numbers

4 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 3 September, 2006 CEnet overview For this Generation… Ctrl + Alt + Del is as basic as ABC Computers have always been there (and can fit in their backpacks!) The Internet is better than TV Can switch quickly between real and virtual Doing is more important than knowing Multitasking is a way of life Typing is preferred to handwriting Staying connected is essential There is zero tolerance for delays Consumer and creator are blurring Bert and Ernie are old enough to be their parents

5 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 4 September, 2006 CEnet overview Net Gen and Brain Based Theory To effect learning neural pathways need to be developed. Passive learning can cause dendritic dieback and stunted neurons. Active engagement develops neurons. The corpus collussum is better developed in millennials due to multitasking. As a result: Linear thought process is much less common than piecing together information from multiple sources. Highly developed visual spatial skills (maybe from games), able to integrate virtual and physical. Prefer inductive discovery, they learn better by discovery than exposition.

6 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 5 September, 2006 CEnet overview The good news Beginning to manifest a range of positive social habits including a new focus on teamwork, achievement, modesty, and good conduct. Identify with their parents’ values and feel close to their parents Believe “It’s cool to be smart” (80%) Believe doing well in school is important in their lives (96%) Positive attitudes Goal oriented Hopeful & confident Social conscience Inclusive Are fascinated by new technologies Have unprecedented impact on adult purchases!!

7 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 6 September, 2006 CEnet overview Students must be prepared with the 21 st century skills required to participate and thrive in an increasingly technological society. Teachers must provide learning environments which cater for the Net Generation (millennials). The context

8 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 7 September, 2006 CEnet overview CEnet … a consortium of C atholic E ducation net works who share a common vision for a centralised, managed service which delivers a learning architecture to support education in the digital age Over 500 schools by the end of 2007

9 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 8 September, 2006 CEnet overview Delivery of value added services over time (COG) Providing enhanced services at a lower cost, leveraging the combined buying power of all CEnet members Consortium members Strategic Intent Partners Building professional learning communities Dioceses Broken Bay Wagga Wollongong Townsville Rockhampton Lismore Canberra-Goulburn Darwin Newcastle-Maitland Sydney Parramatta Integration Lithium Applications (Editure) mydesktop mymail myclasses SINA Connectivity AAPT CEnet Overview Providing a connected learning environment Developing, creating and sharing quality learning resources School administratio n & operation Supporting learning & teaching in a digital age

10 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 9 September, 2006 CEnet overview Benefits to our children Anytime, anywhere access to quality learning and teaching resources Access to 21 st Century learning tools Supporting individualised learning programs and different learning styles Increased opportunities to include parents in the learning programs Personalised user experience enhancing interest and ownership Collaborative online programs aimed at building learning communities

11 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 10 September, 2006 CEnet overview Yesterday & tomorrow Without CEnetWith CEnet Sharing Paper based USB drives In school Diocesan networks Electronic Intranets Across schools Inter diocesan Publishing Web designers Complex software All teachers & students Simple tools E-resources URLs – paper or bookmarks Shared drive at school Web links Web site from anywhere Learning objects Communication & Collaboration f2f discussions Class based During school time In the classroom Virtual chats & forums Inter school Anytime Anyplace Email Some studentsAll students

12 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 11 September, 2006 CEnet overview What will it mean for your children? Access to Editure’s mysuite (ex-myinternet)  Mymail: web-based email  Mydesktop: e-learning portal  Myclasses: virtual learning environment  SINA: content & email filtering, user privileges Range of learning tools  Noticeboards, chats, discussion forums, surveys, file sharing areas, email filtering, web pages, text & images, web links, online journals, mailing lists, sharing control Used by all catholic schools across Victoria, SA & WA Over 3 million teachers and students worldwide

13 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 12 September, 2006 CEnet overview CEnet at Marian One of a dozen pilot schools across the diocese 2006:  Pilot in Year 9 HSIE  Planning and professional development Whole school in 2007 Design and creation of online lessons and collaborative projects using 21 st Century tools

14 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 13 September, 2006 CEnet overview Questions?

15 Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Page 14 September, 2006 CEnet overview An invitation to parents An online parent area with: News from Lynn Discussions & Chats Surveys Notices and forms Study resources for parents


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