Welcome to Education Technology Solutions


Latest issue of Education Technology Magazine out now! Education Technology Solutions (ETS) magazine is Australia’s leading education technology publication. This is the official Education Technology Solutions magazine website and it features a selection of articles from the current and previous issues of the print magazine, along with some ‘web-only’ content. We trust that you will find this site a […]

Rehabilitating Elephants: Higher Education Futures Australia


By Associate Professor Shelley Kinash. Elephants are threatened and in decline. Destruction of natural habitats is a serious problem. There is intense friction about the role and function of elephants. Worldwide, elephants are protected and conservation efforts are in place.   Substituting the words higher education for the word elephant reveals a similar state of […]

Schools Big And Small, Public And Private, Have Their Eyes On The Cloud


By Simon Green. In this internet driven world, using our personal interface, (smartphone, iPad, laptop and PC), we can now do everything from banking and shopping to administrative tasks and self services that not so long ago were done through shop fronts and offices around the world. Organisations of all sizes are under pressure to […]

Issue #62 Cover Story: Even Trees Can Talk: The Internet Of Things In Education


By Dr Michelle Selinger. You have probably heard about the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) but wondered what it means. The Internet of Things is about smart objects – interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. At the simplest level, IoT focusses on sensor networks […]

Web 3.0 Is Here – The Promises And Pitfalls Of Always-On Learning


By Mercer Hall and Patricia Russac. In the changing topography of web interactions, the luxury of a slow, linear approach no longer exists. The landscape of online learning is constantly upheaving. Digital technologies have revolutionised the exchange and the design of information, and the speed and availability of a mobile environment inspires both allure and […]

Consoles & Pop Culture in the Classroom


Infinity Learning is a game-based learning program, developed by play and learning design company Project Synthesis. It is a 6-8 week course that uses game consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox, along with the Disney Infinity game platform, to build students skills and knowledge in key areas such as literacy and numeracy, but also across 21st century […]

5 Minutes with 14 year old Entrepreneur, Leio Oshima McLaren


What’s life been like since leaving school? As a self guided learner, I have been able to focus on my business and benefit from learning at my own pace, the way I want learn.  I am finding that I can extend myself further now than I was ever able to before in a mainstream school. […]

The Importance of Creativity in Education

Dr Tim Kitchen

Dr.Tim Kitchen explains the importance of creativity in education and why the modern teacher needs to be more of a facilitator than an instructor.  



By Chris Cooper. Schools continue to manage staffing as they have always done: allocations are set by the deputy principal or faculty heads. Staffing is sensitive, or even precious. There is a lot at stake and politics to go with it. Staffing is one of the largest expenses in a school and, educationally, the most […]

TELLS Pioneering Apple Watch™ Classroom Education


TAFE Queensland is a smart educator blending technology with teaching by leading the way in what will be the first Apple Watch™ classroom in Queensland and potentially the world.   TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) will pilot the smart watch classroom early next year in Brisbane and Townsville to help migrants and […]

Using Technology To Make A Splash In The Classroom


By Annabel Astbury. Asking Australia’s first Astronaut what it was like living in space, helping an advocate defend a case in Ancient Rome, creating an online census and discovering some national treasures from Austraila’s leading galleries and museums – these are just some of the exciting activities that Australian kids have enjoyed through their experiences […]


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