Learning Continuum of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability

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This element involves students understanding and using appropriate ICT to communicate with others.

Students use ICT to share ideas and information to collaboratively construct knowledge and digital solutions. They develop an understanding of the context when communicating using ICT, including a sense of the audience, the form of communication, the techniques used and the characteristics of the users and the technologies. In developing and acting with ICT capability, students:

  • collaborate, share and exchange
  • understand computer-mediated communications.

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Collaborate share and exchange

select and use appropriate ICT tools safely to share and exchange information and to safely collaborate with others

Understand computer mediated communications

understand that particular forms of computer mediated communications and tools are suited to synchronous or asynchronous and one-to-one or group communications

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Collaborate share and exchange

select and use appropriate ICT tools safely to lead groups in sharing and exchanging information, and taking part in online projects or active collaborations with appropriate global audiences

Understand computer mediated communications

understand that there are various methods of collaboration through computer mediated communications that vary in form and control

Level 6

Typically by the end of Year 10, students:

Collaborate share and exchange

select and use a range of ICT tools efficiently and safely to share and exchange information, and to collaboratively and purposefully construct knowledge

Understand computer mediated communications

understand that computer mediated communications have advantages and disadvantages in supporting active participation in a community of practice and the management of collaboration on digital materials