What We're Reading

Below is a selection of organisations and resources that have helped shape our thinking about the context for digital assessment.

Organisations and initiatives we follow

  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) students are the first in their country to experience digital examinations. View the media coverage on Channel 9 and ABC.  

Future of work

International publications

  1. World Economic Forum. The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. January 2016:   http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs.pdf
  2. Brynjolfsson, E and McAfee, A. Race against the machine: how the digital revolution is accelerating innovation, driving productivity, and irreversibly transforming employment and the economy. Digital Frontier Press, Lexington Massachusetts. 2011: http://b1ca250e5ed661ccf2f1-da4c182123f5956a3d22aa43eb816232.r10.cf1.rackcdn.com/contentItem-5422867-40675649-ew37tmdujwhnj-or.pdf
  3. McKinsey Quarterly. Where machines could replace humans – and where they can’t (yet). July 2016: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/where-machines-could-replace-humans-and-where-they-cant-yet
  4. Dr Stephen Murgatroyd: The Future of Work and its Implications (PDF, 568KB).

New Zealand publications

  1. Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment. Building a Digital Nation. March 2017: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/digital-economy/documents-and-images/building-a-digital-nation.pdf
  2. Internet NZ. 2017 Internet Research: https://internetnz.nz/2017-internet-research
  3. Infometrics and Nimmo-Bell Company Ltd for Ministry for Primary Industries. Future capability needs for the Primary Industries in New Zealand. 2014: Future capability needs for the primary industries in New Zealand

Digitally supported teaching, learning and assessment

International publications

  1. Dr Stephen Murgatroyd: forthcoming publication in Makhanya, M. [Editor] (2018) Global Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning – Around the World with 30 Stops.Pretoria. South Africa: UNISA Press.   Recent Developments in Assessment (PDF, 581KB) (PDF, 581KB)
  2. Dr Stephen Murgatroyd. Presentation in Wellington 2017: The Future isn’t a Straight Line from the Past: Next Generation Learning (PDF, 342KB) (PDF, 342KB)

NZ publications

  1. Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. A Commentary on Digital Futures and Education. 2018: http://www.pmcsa.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/18-04-06-Digital-Futures-and-Education.pdf
  2. NZCER. Secondary Schools in 2015: Learning with digital technology. 2016: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/secondary-schools-2015
  3. NZCER. Digital technologies for learning: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools. 2017:  http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/digital-technologies-learning-national-survey
  4. 20/20 Trust. Digital Technologies in New Zealand Schools: 2017 Report Card. 2017: https://2020.org.nz/blog/2017/05/16/digital-technologies-help-student-achievement/
  5. 2020 Trust for Ministry of Education. 2016/17 Digital Technologies in Schools Survey. 2017  https://2020.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Digital-Technologies-in-Schools-2016-17-04-05-2017-FINAL.pdf

Design and Systems Thinking

  1. Thomas Both. 2018. Human-Centred, Systems-Minded Thinking  https://ssir.org/articles/entry/human_centered_systems_minded_design
  2. The Education Hub.  2018. Dr Nina Hood & Dr Sarah Mayo. The quest for scale: achieving system-wide innovation and improvement in education  https://theeducationhub.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The-Quest-for-Scale-1.pdf
  3. The Education Hub. 2017. Dr Nina Hood  From Tinkering to Intelligent Action; designing an R&D system to support innovation and improvement in New Zealand schools  https://theeducationhub.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FromTinkeringToIntelligentAction.pdf
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