The range of information and communication technologies used within education, are often referred to as 'EdICTs' - educational information and communication technologies.
Effective use of educational technologies promotes:
- flexibility (including accessibility)
- preparation for work in the professions and community
- innovation and sustainability
How do we use EdICTs at Flinders?
Flinders Learning Online (FLO) is the core educational technology at Flinders. FLO is a collection of software, which is supported by the University for use in teaching and learning. There are University guidelines that explain how these technologies are used at Flinders. Many of the tools in FLO can enhance learning experiences in the ways listed above.
The use of technology at Flinders is underpinned by the Flinders Acceptable Use of ICT Policy. The effective use of EdICT's in education can also support the Principles of Good Practice in teaching quality that Flinders upholds in its teaching practices.
There is a three-tiered view of technology-supported learning at Flinders:
The effectiveness of each type of delivery is highly dependent on a range of factors including the specific subject domain, intended pedagogy and learner characteristics.
Where can I get support?
Support for using educational ICTs is available at Flinders, including training, tutorials and people who can help in the overall educational design of technology-based learning/topics/courses, as well as more specific support in using educational technologies in the classroom and online.