Benefits

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Access to technology has changed how we communicate, think and process information.

Digital technologies can maximise learning opportunities and support learning that is connected, collaborative and global.

Your child will learn how to engage with the world around them and acquire digital skills to participate in life and work.

Access to quality resources

Your child will be able to access high-quality digital resources related to their learning, such as videos, images, website links and documents.

The Department provides FUSE – a learning website with resources qaulity-assured by teachers.

Learn anytime, anywhere

Your child can learn anywhere – not only in the classroom – capturing what is happening around them and documenting and sharing what they learn.

Your child could be:

  • outside taking photos for a science project
  • on an excursion recording an interview with an expert
  • at home video-conferencing with their teacher or other students
  • researching information online. 

Self-directed learning

Your child will have greater ownership over what and how they learn. They can research and document what they learn in a way that best suits their needs.

Connecting and collaborating

Digital technologies enable your child to connect in real-time. They can become part of a learning community; sharing and receiving knowledge, information and advice. This could be within their class, school or with learners around the world.

Learning communities can use collaborative spaces, like wikis and blogs, to:

  • work on projects and create content in groups across remote locations
  • participate in local and international presentations via videoconferencing
  • write reviews and contribute to global book clubs.

The Department provides Global 2, a space for students to blog together at school and at home.
See: Global 2

Developing digital skills

Digital technologies are part of our everyday lives and the future holds exciting possibilities. Your child will learn important digital skills and behaviours so that they can become responsible online citizens and participate in the world of work.  

Employers are looking for employees who can:
  • use tools and online systems to collaborate, work in teams and evaluate work
  • use multiple information sources and media to make decisions and problem-solve  
  • quickly learn new computer-based programs and applications
  • understand and manage their digital identity – how they are seen online. 

Accessing and reviewing in real-time 

Digital technologies enable learning, feedback and assessment to happen in a more accessible and immediate way. Your child can capture moments of learning and you can view how and what they learn on a day-to-day basis. 

Your child could be:

  • taking photos or videos of an experiment and sharing with teachers
  • entering data into a collaborative spreadsheet that others can see and use
  • planning and documenting stages of a project online in a blog
  • receiving feedback from a teacher in an email or through an app.

Connecting families to learning

Research has shown that when your child is using digital technologies as part of a school program, your awareness of and involvement in their learning and work can increase.  

Crossing educational divides

Digital technologies allow your child to participate in learning activities even if you are remotely located.

Your child could:

  • access classes via video conferencing with a teacher based hundreds of kilometres away
  • connect with teachers and classmates on Skype or other online services if  they are away or ill
  • download resources at home to complement their classroom learning
  • participate in ‘virtual excursions’ and chat with experts and other students.