IWB09 – Martin Levins keynote

Interesting points included:

  • Arthur C Clarke: “For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert”.
  • Robert Marzano’s was commissioned to research IWBs by Promethian and found that there was a 23% improvement in student performance when a) teacher has >=10 yrs experience, b) has used technology >=2 years, c) use IWBs 75-80% of the time, d) has confidence in in technology use.
  • Paper: Effects of Learning Skills Interventions on Student Learning: A Meta-Analysis, John Hattie, John Biggs, Nola Purdie, Review of Educational Research, Vol. 66, No. 2, 99-136 (1996). Some fascinating results for education, showing the varying effects of various interventions, for instance, teacher training did not have a major effect, whereas student self assessment and reporting had a major effect.

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Associate Professor at Macquarie University.
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