By the end of next year, almost 50 per cent of Australian children will be using computers for learning.
But it’s not just teachers who will benefit.
The technology also helps the government meet its goal of reducing child poverty, according to the Government’s own data.
“The biggest impact on child poverty is that it will be a smaller number of children, but that is still a huge impact,” Dr Hutton said.
“It’s a reduction in poverty, not a reduction.”
The Government’s Education Productivity Commission, an independent advisory body that helps the Government manage the rollout of its technology, says a computer is essential to every Australian child.
“Children need to have a choice in how they’re going to learn,” said Dr Huddleston.
“They need to be able to interact with computers.
They need to use computers to do the things they want to do.”
A computer is a good way of doing that.””
They are also great at interacting with each other.
They are very easy to use, they’re easy to set up.
“The new digital learning models used in Australia, like the one developed by Microsoft in Australia and the UK, can be downloaded and installed for free.
“It is going to be a great opportunity to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to deliver something new.””
We are in discussions with the education industry to work out what the next-generation technology is, and we have been in discussions about the best way to deliver that,” Dr Wrangham said.
“It is going to be a great opportunity to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to deliver something new.”
The Prime Minister’s Office has not yet responded to a request for comment.