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

Over the last three years we have focussed on implementing modern ICT infrastructure: connecting schools and preschools to high-speed internet, upgrading devices and software and investing in new systems and processes. It is time to take our digital approach to the next level by using our ICT infrastructure to enable world-class teaching, learning and site operations.

The new digital strategy will focus on four 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.

During the design stage, the project team will consult with a broad range of key stakeholders though:

  • workshops
  • state-wide survey
  • case studies
  • interviews and discussions.

The digital strategy will touch on all parts of the public education system, including schools, preschools, as well as corporate offices.

The new strategy will replace the existing Delivering Digital 2016-2020 digital technology strategy.

Consultation

To develop the strategy, we are consulting with a broad range of people including school leaders, teachers, students, parents, corporate staff and the community. We want a strategy designed for and by schools, teachers, students, parents and our corporate staff.

During the design stage, the digital strategy project team will consult with a broad range of key stakeholders through:

  • workshops
  • state-wide survey
  • case studies
  • interviews and discussions.

Workshops

We will host a series of workshops to capture the voice and ideas of school leaders, teachers, parents, students and corporate staff and are currently seeking nominations from staff to participate. No existing information and communications technology knowledge is required.

State-wide online survey

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

Further detail on the survey will be provided in the coming weeks.

Case studies

We will also undertake a number of case studies with schools on their use of digital technology. These will help us gain an understanding to what extent schools use digital technology, its value, barriers to take-up and how the experience could be improved. Our case studies will provide on-the-ground insight that will help to ensure that our digital strategy is practical, and places focus where it is most needed.

Contact

Digital strategy

Email: education.digitalstrategy [at] sa.gov.au