A new study by Bernard Salt, ‘Super connected jobs’ developed by KPMG Demographics, and commissioned by NBN, has uncovered the distinct skill sets which represent Australia’s future jobs in the digital age. The universal access to fast broadband can shape the future Aussie workforce and liberate employees from the confines of set working hours or places. This has immediate implications for our students and teachers.
It was in the context of teachers and learning that a film team came to RPCS on 2 September. They filmed Mrs Lilley with a Year 9 C21 class in action and then interviewed Mrs Lilley and some of the students. They were very impressed by the way RPCS is using technology including the NBN to develop learning skills and prepare students for future jobs. With the teacher as a facilitator they saw both independent and collaborative learning in action using industry standard applications. It is one thing to have a great tool such as the NBN but it can be wasted if not used effectively. The team also commented favourably on the behaviour and quality of our community.
The reporter was Djuro Sen for the Seven Network. He has a passion for the use of technology and from 2001 to 2008 was the General Manager Media and Communications for the NSW Waratahs and Australian Wallabies.
Thank you to all who participated. The report airs during the Channel Seven News this Sunday evening (6 September) after which it will be released to other media outlets.