The 21st Century is an increasingly complex and ever changing period of time. Students are already active participants in an increasingly online digital world and virtual environments. As technology improves and new discoveries are made, our students will have unprecedented access to information. They will be judged by how they utilize their knowledge, think critically and creatively, and work collaboratively to solve problems.
The College has a clear, coherent and well researched plan about how we will use ICT in teaching and learning to better equip students to make a positive difference in this ever changing world. This eLearning Plan identifies a number of Key Future Directions for the College in that cover the following areas: Catholic Values, Personal Learning Devices – 1:1 Model, Infrastructure and Resources, Ethical, Safe and effective use of technology, Effective Leadership of eLearning, Professional Learning, Learning Resources, Information and Learning Management Systems and Learning Places and Spaces.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 (with keyboard and stylus) Windows 8 tablets will be rolled out to all students over the next three years. To complement these Personal Learning Devices there are 327 dedicated student laptops available to students in laptop banks throughout the College and 5 dedicated computer laboratories (with 32 computers in each). The Junior Resource Centre and the Senior Resource Centre are both technology hubs with 32 desktop computers for student access in each.
Every classroom in the College is equipped with an overhead data projector and a connecting computer allowing for easier integration in the classroom. Interactive white boards are installed in dedicated senior classrooms and in all Junior School classrooms allowing for the technology to be a day to day part of student learning.
The College has an internal intranet for both Students and Staff which provides useful links, resources and updates about events in the College. The College also utilises Moodle which is an eLearning Learning Management System, providing staff and students with an easier method of electronic communication both in school and at home.