"More compelling learning experiences for all our students..."
Students live in an on-demand, technology-dependent world. They learn differently and approach schoolwork differently than students did previously. One way we can address this change is by using the latest technology in our classrooms. With 1-to-1 computing and wireless Internet access, students are able to learn in an environment where technology brings subjects to life and where students can own their learning environment and become engaged with learning that is meaningful. We must help our children develop the knowledge, skills and learning strategies they need to engage in lifelong learning in the 21st Century. We must also provide opportunities for every child to develop their unique talents and abilities.
We believe the Thomas More College IT Program will complement our existing curriculum and offer more compelling learning experiences for all our students.
The TMC IT Program is part of a global movement towards a 1-to-1 ratio of students to wireless-enabled computers. Research shows students are more motivated and engaged in learning when they have their own computer. Computer use has also been linked to better organisational skills, improved literacy and numeracy, better collaboration and analytical thinking.
1-to-1 devices promote better learning in and out of school by encouraging:
- Anywhere, anytime access to learning
- Independent, self-initiated learning
- More family involvement in education
- Collaboration between students in different schools, states and even countries.