Campbell, Chris; Brown, Ian M.; and Bennett, Susan J., 2004, E-learning Accounts: the Implementation and Use at Australian Public Schools, a Work in Progress, in R. Ferdig & C. Crawford (eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology in Education Annual Conference, Norfolk VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2827-2831.
In Australia, the New South Wales Department of Education and Training will be giving all students and teachers in public schools e-learning accounts. The elearning accounts will give filtered access to the Internet including personalised email for students and teachers, web facilities for both schools and individuals, discussion groups for students, through any computer with the Internet. This paper describes the preliminary stages of a study which uses case study methodology and aims to provide an in depth view of how the e-learning accounts are implemented in three New South Wales primary schools. This study aims to examine how students use the accounts over a period of time and how this supports their learning. The study will focus on students in Years 5 and 6 as well as their class teachers.