iPAD TRIAL FOR YEAR 7 STUDENTS AT WESTALL SECONDARY COLLEGE

iPAD TRIAL FOR YEAR 7 STUDENTS AT WESTALL SECONDARY COLLEGE

Posted on 04. Aug, 2010 in Clayton Update

Students at Westall Secondary College will soon be using revolutionary Apple iPads as part of an Australian-first trial of the technology at seven Victorian Government schools.

The Member for Clayton Hong Lim MP said Westall Secondary College was among the first in the state to participate in the trial.

“This is fantastic news for students who can connect to exciting learning opportunities and keep pace with learning in the digital age using the very best digital equipment,” Hong Lim said.

“Technology is changing at such a rapid pace and it is important Victorian students stay ahead of the game and continue to experience all the benefits that come with learning in a digital world.”

The Brumby Labor Government is investing in 500 iPads, worth $629 each, to be shared amongst the seven trial schools and students battling illness at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

“This investment in iPads complements a raft of Brumby Government initiatives, including netbooks in schools, interactive whiteboards and the revolutionary online learning portal – Ultranet,” Hong Lim said.

The Brumby Labor Government is investing more than $150 million in school IT programs this year alone.

The seven schools that participating in the iPad trial are:

  • Dimboola Memorial Secondary College;
  • Epsom Primary School;
  • Manor Lakes P-12 Specialist College.
  • Ringwood North Primary School;
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College;
  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School; and
  • Westall Secondary College.

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