Here you will find MacICT’s papers, articles, publications and curated resources on a wide variety of ICT themes.

What We’re Reading

Key readings and reports which MacICT uses in its development of services.

What is ‘Future Focused’ learning?

Future Focused Learning – a New Zealand perspective

“Literature suggests we need to be future-oriented and adaptable, adopting a more complex view of knowledge, that incorporates knowing, doing, and being. Alongside this we need to rethink our ideas about how our learning systems are organised, resourced, and supported. ” Read more…

Taking a “future focus” in education – what does it mean?

An NZCER working paper from the Future-Focussed Issues in Education (FFI) project by Rachel Bolstad (May 2011)

Future oriented views of knowledge

We are living in the ‘Knowledge Age’. We need to adopt are more complex view of knowledge that incorporates knowing, doing, and being.  Read more…

NMC Horizon Reports

“What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the Horizon Reports” These reports have always been key influences for the innovative technologies that MacICT investigates. Read more…

Future Work Skills 2020 Report (2011)

“Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future. This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years.”  Read more…

Australia's future workforce?

“CEDA’s major research report for 2015, Australia’s future workforce? focuses on what jobs and skills we need to develop to ensure our economy continues to grow and diversify.  Discussion around jobs often focuses on the here and now. However, if Australia is to maintain a robust economy that is internationally competitive, we must plan now for the changes, challenges and opportunities we face in developing the right jobs and skills for future generations.” Read more…

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future

“We are the only OECD country without a science or technology strategy. Other countries have realised that such an approach is essential to remaining competitive in a world reliant on science and science-trained people. […] I have drawn on the views of our science community and Australian business in framing this set of recommendations. I look forward to continuing working with government in securing a better future for Australia.” – Professor Chubb  Read more…

“Young people today have lots of experience and lots of familiarity with interacting with new technologies, but a lot less so of creating with new technologies and expressing themselves with new technologies. It’s almost as if they can read but not write with new technologies.”

Mitch Resnick
Let’s teach kids to code