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 […]

The Challenge Of High School Digital Normalisation


By Mal Lee. Research strongly suggests that high schools, in general, will evolve and move to the Digital Normalisation stage and beyond slower than primary schools. The size, organisational structure, culture, the focus on the subject, the limited collaboration with the students’ homes, and the extensive use of paper-based external tests, seemingly makes it harder […]

Rethinking The Education Business Model


By Jamie Dorrington. Many readers will be familiar with the work of Clayton Christensen and his collaborators regarding disruptive innovations. As a principal responsible for setting the strategic direction of my school, I appreciate their focus on the impact of digital technology on education. Their work has certainly caused me to think about the forces […]

Is 6 Years Old Too Young For Take Home Tech?


By Christine Haynes. With wellbeing concerns about ergonomics, cybersafety and excessive screen time on the mind of parents, is take home technology appropriate for our youngest primary school students? Why personal and take home? As Nicholas Negroponte, Founder of the One Laptop Per Child program once said, “When the child owns the device, they own […]

Digital Literacy: A Pressing Concern For Australian Education And The Knowledge Economy


By Peter Davison. Australia has a rich and storied history of innovation and scientific discovery. From John McGarvie Smith, who built on Louis Pasteur’s work to develop an effective vaccine against anthrax that would keep for an indefinite period, to Melbourne professor Graeme Clark, whose team developed the first bionic ear in the 1970s, Australia […]

Targus Universal Docking Station


Universal docking is one of the fastest growing trends we are seeing right now – and for good reason. Whilst some budgets are being squeezed, it now seems that having an array of new devices and store rooms filled with old port replicators that cannot be used again is set to be a thing of the past. Then […]

Coomera Springs State School Innovates using Turnitin


See how two teachers from Coomera Springs State School introduced Turnitin to their classroom and the impact the software had on the school’s pilot Year 4, 1 to 1 laptop program.  

Bring Your Own Disaster: Why Most BYOD Deployments In Schools Are Like My Instagram Experience


By Mike Reading. A group of the presenters at the Using Technology Conference recently attended a dinner together. As you might expect, all of us were eating, chatting and at the same time, all on our devices. At one point, everyone was on Instagram – that is, everyone except me. I had an Instagram account […]

Issue #63 Cover Story: An Ever-Evolving Virtual World, And Its Impact


By Paramita Roy B.A B.Ed M.Ed. The virtual world is expanding at an extraordinary pace, engaging millions of users, and the number is growing each day. The current generation of learners has already immersed themselves outside school in the 2D and 3D cinematic world of communication and gaming. Educational Researchers have been working relentlessly from […]



Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in Wi-Fi for Education, is offering every school in Australia the chance to win a Wi-Fi network for their school Free of Charge* (RRP value AUS$12,000) Simply answer this question for the chance for your school to win! Aerohive will give away 10 of their newest 802.11ac access points every week along with […]

Marketing and Communicating for Student Recruitment and the Australian Higher Education Sector


How does one effectively highlight the unique features of a university, going beyond the act of plastering a generic message? How can you win their trust and translate the marketing campaign into generating actual numbers? What are the digital marketing must haves? What is the expected impact of deregulation – what this means for student […]


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