Digitally Enhanced Learning
Information Technology is an essential component of Concordia College’s environment, ensuring staff and students have access to the latest digital resources and global information for teaching and learning. Concordia provides staff and students with:
- A high-speed, filtered fibre connection to the world, complemented by a campus-wide wireless network
- College network identities that include individualised email
- Single-sign-on, 24/7/365 access to a variety of digital services including Office 365 and Google Apps for Education
- Individual mobile devices for work and learning
- Unlimited file storage in OneDrive and GoogleDrive accounts
- Software suite licences to Microsoft, Google, Adobe and a multitude of other products
- Apple devices for specific learning areas and activities, including Music and Media
- Digital equipment in classrooms, including IWBs, Soundfield systems and podiums
- A dedicated, professional ICT team
One to One Device Program
A key element of the school vision, in line with the philosophy of C21st learning, is that students should be empowered to learn anywhere, anytime, on any device. For this reason, all students from ELC to Year 12 receive a fully-serviced digital device to enhance their learning.
In the Junior School, iPads are the preferred device. They support the school's vision by allowing students to share and show their understanding, while catering for different learning styles in a flexible manner. iPads and iPad minis are portable, durable, have an age appropriate interface, are intuitive, and have mobile audio and video capabilities. iPads support and encourage personal contact and communication between teachers and students, and generate exciting new ways for students to share their work with their peers and teachers.
The Middle School continues the tablet mobility vision and program of the Junior School with the introduction of Microsoft Surface Pros to Year 7 students in 2016, which will extend to Year 9 by 2018. Like iPads, Surface Pros are mobile and durable, and they extend student learning and creativity capability in line with the Middle School curriculum and pedagogical requirements.
Senior School students are provided with laptops, in line with study and creativity demands of IB Diploma, SACE and VET programs. While less mobile than iPads and Surface devices, laptops allow Senior students to enhance their learning through access to more powerful applications and processing power, while fulfilling the requirements of extensive written assessment tasks.
A broad range of devices and software programs are available to students, beyond their individually-assigned devices, to add value to their learning opportunities and experiences.