Document Type

Journal Article


Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Computer and Information Science




This article was originally published as: Oliver, R. G. (2005). Ten more years of educational technologies in education: How far haue we travelled?. Australian Educational Computing, 20(1), 18-23. Original article available here


This paper describes the advancements that have occurred in the use of educational technologies over the past ten years (1995-2005) and argues that progress has been slow and reminiscent of the slow progress observed in the previous decade (1985-1995). The paper argues that one of the principal reasons for the less than spectacular results stems from the top-down approaches that always seem to drive technology use in education and schools. It argues the need for applications and activities to be driven by bottom-up forces, by the teachers and students themselves and presents the argument that more applied and grounded research at the classroom level is one strategy that can effectively support these aims.

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