Degree Name

Doctor of philosophy


Faculty of Education


The integration of information and communications technologies (ICTs) affects teachers and their practice as well as students and their learning. This study investigated teachers’ experiences of integrating ICTs into teaching and learning across a range of subjects in senior secondary education (Years 11 and 12) in New South Wales (NSW) at the time of Australia’s Digital Education Revolution (DER). The DER was a national government initiative that provided digital technologies to students and raised expectations of enhanced learning and improved ICT capabilities. The study explored the challenges faced by teachers in aligning teaching practices and assessment regimes with the new tools provided to their students.



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