Digital learning research

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The purpose of this paper is to provide some suggestions for consideration of directions for Australian educational research about ICT in education, more recently being called digital learning. A number of agencies in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA have already embarked on developing research agendas and undertaking research into the use of digital learning. This report highlights some of the significant areas in which research has been undertaken and isolates those areas where there may be a need for further research or where there are gaps in the research agenda for Australia. This paper is written as an overview, raising a number of issues relevant to establishing a research agenda for teaching and learning using ICT. However, the development of a national research agenda needs to be the result of discussion and agreement between a number of researchers and experts in the area of ICT in education. This paper is seen a possible starting point for that discussion.