Department for Education Digital Strategy

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Help us develop a new education digital strategy to enhance teaching and learning and improve outcomes in our preschools, schools and corporate areas.

What's being decided?

As part of our plan to build world-class education in South Australia, the Department for Education is developing a new digital strategy. It will set a clear vision for using digital technology across our education system, now and into the future.

The digital strategy will focus on 4 key themes:

  • improving and enhancing teaching and learning
  • a productive workplace
  • effective data use
  • alignment to broader government opportunities.

It will also aim to continue to improve digital connections in every classroom across South Australia, providing real and immediate outcomes for children and young people.

Your experiences of digital technology and education are important. Your feedback will help us understand more about people’s use and perceptions of digital technology in our public education system.

We want to know more about how well our system uses digital technology, and where we could make improvements.


Background

Over the last 3 years, the Department for Education has focussed heavily on implementing modern ICT infrastructure: connecting schools and preschools to high-speed internet, upgrading devices and software and investing in new systems and processes.

Now it’s time to use that technology for world-class teaching and learning.

In 2021, we will design a new digital strategy that will leverage our new infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning and improve outcomes in our preschools, schools and corporate areas.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your experiences of digital technology and education are important. Your feedback will help us understand how well our system uses digital technology and where we can improve. This will ultimately help us decide what reforms we should pursue as part of the new digital strategy.

Get involved

Read the New Digital Strategy page on the Department for Education website.

Have your say by:

What are the next steps?

The survey and YourSAy consultation forms part of a range of consultation activities will undertake over the coming months with people connected with our education system. We will analyse the results of these consultation activities to help inform the new digital strategy.

Help us develop a new education digital strategy to enhance teaching and learning and improve outcomes in our preschools, schools and corporate areas.

What's being decided?

As part of our plan to build world-class education in South Australia, the Department for Education is developing a new digital strategy. It will set a clear vision for using digital technology across our education system, now and into the future.

The digital strategy will focus on 4 key themes:

  • improving and enhancing teaching and learning
  • a productive workplace
  • effective data use
  • alignment to broader government opportunities.

It will also aim to continue to improve digital connections in every classroom across South Australia, providing real and immediate outcomes for children and young people.

Your experiences of digital technology and education are important. Your feedback will help us understand more about people’s use and perceptions of digital technology in our public education system.

We want to know more about how well our system uses digital technology, and where we could make improvements.


Background

Over the last 3 years, the Department for Education has focussed heavily on implementing modern ICT infrastructure: connecting schools and preschools to high-speed internet, upgrading devices and software and investing in new systems and processes.

Now it’s time to use that technology for world-class teaching and learning.

In 2021, we will design a new digital strategy that will leverage our new infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning and improve outcomes in our preschools, schools and corporate areas.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your experiences of digital technology and education are important. Your feedback will help us understand how well our system uses digital technology and where we can improve. This will ultimately help us decide what reforms we should pursue as part of the new digital strategy.

Get involved

Read the New Digital Strategy page on the Department for Education website.

Have your say by:

What are the next steps?

The survey and YourSAy consultation forms part of a range of consultation activities will undertake over the coming months with people connected with our education system. We will analyse the results of these consultation activities to help inform the new digital strategy.

  • We are undertaking a state-wide online survey to broaden our understanding of people’s use and perceptions of digital technology. Through the survey we will generate a unique and meaningful quantitative snapshot of our current system which will help us identify opportunities for improvement.

    Have your say by completing the online survey.

    The survey has been developed in partnership with the University of South Australia. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete and all responses will remain anonymous.

    Participating public education sites will also go into the draw to win a technology prize pack. 

    There are 5 prizes up for grabs: an interactive whiteboard for a participating preschool and 4 emerging technology packs, containing equipment like drones and VR headsets, for a primary school, secondary school, special school and area school. 

    In addition, participating parents of children in the public education system can go into the draw to win a tablet for their child.

    Winners will be drawn after the survey closes.

    Survey Confidentiality

    Your participation in this survey is voluntary and all information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and stored electronically for 7 years as per the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research and the University of South Australia policy. The survey has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol 203884) and the Department for Education. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant, or should you or any third parties wish to lodge a complaint about the study or the way it is being conducted, please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee – (tel: +61 8 8302 6330; email: humanethics@unisa.edu.au)

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