Methodist Ladies' College has a well earned reputation as an innovator in the use of technology to enhance learning. The College was the first school in the world to introduce a one-to-one laptop program for students, in 1990.
Today, MLC believes the effective integration of technology in learning is a core element of 21st century teaching and learning.
From Prep – Year 2, each student has her own iPad and from Year 3, each student and teacher is supplied with a notebook computer. The College is connected through a range of online learning tools and resources, supported by a College-wide student and staff intranet wireless network and a comprehensive in-house computer support service.
In such contexts, teaching and learning strategies, and perhaps pedagogy itself, needs to continue to adapt to students who have grown up with ubiquitous online access in a connected world. Nevertheless, teachers have as important a role as ever in creating effective learning spaces where every student can reach her individual potential and leave school with the 21st century skills necessary to participate confidently in a world that is smaller than ever.
MLC’s unique Online Safety and Ethics Program (OSE) supports students to use technology safely, and aims to raise student awareness, understanding and skill levels in working and socialising online.
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