Schoolovision 2017

Congratulations to the winners and to all participants of Schoolovision 2017! Schoolovision is a unique eTwinning project which brings together children from countries right across Europe and beyond. This was the 9th edition of a fun-filled partnership. I was really happy to be invited this morning to the San Gorg Preca College Hamrun primary school to…

Computers will never replace good teachers.

Directorate for Digital Literacy and transversal skills. Vision statement: Empowering learners to succeed as global digital citizens. Computers will never replace good teachers. I have always said that teachers are the most important element in education. It is the caring and passionate modelling of teachers in a strong digital curriculum that will help learners succeed…

The State of Digital Education (part 4)

Another principle which has guided the department for digital literacy is open learning. Open learning can be defined as looking at open education resources, open practice, open leadership, and in some cases open assessment. But for the department, the biggest thing about open learning is sharing. Sharing what you know with others, collaborating and changing…

The State of Digital Education (part 3)

The tragic thing is that this differentiation, this inequity is expanding at a period when the technology actually allows much broader access. There is nothing from a resourcing point of view that is keeping kids from accessing these opportunities online. We have interactive whiteboards in each classroom which are being replaced by interactive flat panels,…

The State of Digital Education (part 2)

What are the principles that have been shaping the digital literacy department? We have been speaking about connected learning which in my department’s view is not about a particular platform or technology but an approach to learning. An approach to understand how learning operates. It is saying that, for each learner there is a kind…

The State of Digital Education (part 1)

“The State of Digital Education” part 1. 1 Passion and love for teaching. 2 content knowledge. In that order. On 20th January I had a chance to present the eLearning department’s mission and vision to the delegates from all over Europe during “The State of Digital Education: Engaging with Connected, Blended, and Open Learning” conference.…