POET is an initiative to be able to understand and develop understanding about DTHM resources and where they fit with the technological areas progress outcome statements. There is a lot of resources coming out at the moment, some great, some not so great. We want you to be able to look at a resource picked from a selection (based on the year levels you selected), and tell us where you think this resource best fits to the progress outcomes, or not at all.

Based upon the submissions, POET will give us a better idea where resources will fit within the Digital Technologies curriculum content, and any gaps in knowledge or resources that need to be filled. We aim to publish our findings through POET once enough data is collected. POET also provides a way for teachers to be able to understand or develop an understanding of where the resources fit.

As this is just the beginning, we don't have the answers yet, you are helping us to get to these answers.

Why crowdsourcing?

There is not always an clear and easy answer to these questions, so we want to be able to crowdsource where teachers put these resources. Crowdsourcing is not new, it has been done in different forms for years, from Ask the Audience in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, through to analysing and interpreting multiple documents as part of WikiLeaks. Crowdsourcing is a call to the masses via the internet; an invitation to people to come up with ideas and solutions on anything from a new company logo, to how to improve education in the developing world. Read more about crowdsourcing on Wikipedia and Stuff.

If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us.