Education & Learning
High-speed broadband offers incredible opportunities to transform educational outcomes in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, higher education, vocational and workplace training as well as life-long learning opportunities.
Students no longer have to travel to particular settings to undertake education. Rather, broadband provides a mechanism by which education can be delivered to anyone, no matter where they live or work. Applications including virtual collaboration spaces, interactive 'serious' gaming technology, immersive 3D environments and haptic tools that provide force-feedback over the Internet can enhance learner experiences.
However, the use of technologies in educational settings are not yet widely adopted. While technology exists to support distance and online education, the impact of technology on teaching pedagogy needs to be properly understood if online learning is to be widely adopted across different communities.
IBES researchers are developing and investigating a range of broadband- enabled applications with the goal of adding to our understanding and exploring the opportunities presented by online education for schools, the tertiary sector and professional development.
Harnessing the potential of technology and its effective use is going to be an essential feature of careers into the future. Equipping students with these skills is essential to creating and maintaining global competitiveness.
Research at IBES is exploring how broadband-enabled technologies can support the learning outcomes of students both inside and outside the classroom.
New technologies are impacting the higher education sector in Australian and globally.
IBES is researching how broadband-enabled technologies can empower students, increase the quality of teaching and learning, and expand access to rural and remove locations.
High-speed broadband technologies have the potential to transform professional development and continuing education.
Research at IBES is examining how best to make use of broadband technology to support the delivery and extend the reach of educational content.