The federal and state governments had been investing in the ICT needs for state education, this included IT infrastructure and improving capabilities within the classroom for teaching and learning. In addition to this, the state could utilise the existing federal infrastructure and broadband services which provided a unique
opportunity. There was excellent vision and ownership by the state education leadership which provided the prime opportunity to evolve digital learning for educating.
Teaching and learning is changing in the following ways:
- There is a need for anytime, anywhere access, the Education ecosystem is expanding beyond traditional boundaries to accommodate learners’ preference for time, place, style and previous levels of attainment.
- Personalised learning pathways are emerging, online learning strategies are accessed through personalised devices.
- Unlimited access to learning content, moving from lecture-oriented approach to tutor, mentor, and coach.
- Schools are becoming learner-centric and accommodating of student achievement regardless of the time, place, or source of instruction.
It was identified the need to establish a Digital Schools Strategy to progress information and knowledge. Existing projects relating to the digital learning and development were siloed and disconnected. Each school had a different strategy and approach and were competing for the same resources and budgets.
Edwin is a skilled project manager and business analyst with an excellent understanding of business process mapping and data modelling. His proposal to introduce Mavim rules to document our data management processes demonstrates his ability to identify gaps and build a road map to plug them.