Maximising the Impact of ICT on Learning in Schools.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Australian Council for Computers in Education


Education and Arts


Education, Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies




This article was originally published as: Newhouse, C. P. (2008). Maximising the Impact of ICT on Learning in Schools. Proceedings of Australasian Computers in Education Conference. Canberra ACT. Australian Council for Computers in Education. Original article available here


Can teachers be sure that they are making a difference using ICT? As schools increase their use of ICT in teaching and learning critical analysis is increasingly needed of how the technologies are integrated within the curriculum. This paper explains the basis on which decisions need to be made for the effective use of ICT to support learning in schools. The development and validation of the Learning Environment Attributes dimension of the ‘New ICT Supporting Schooling’ framework is presented within the authentic context of a large evaluation study. This provides a structure and tools to support teachers in planning and reflection and school leaders in setting appropriate policy and resource provision.