About the strategy
In 2005, the department released Smart Classrooms, which is a comprehensive strategy for digital education. The key to Smart Classrooms is that the Learner is in the driver's seat and in control of their learning.
The current generation of students learn and speak ICT with ease. They thrive on its functionality, portability and adaptability. They use ICT to play, live and learn.
As the use of ICT continues to grow globally, students and their parents are increasingly demanding an education that embraces ICT.
To help schools engage and motivate this new generation of students, they must realise the full educational potential of new technologies.
Smart Classrooms 2011-2014
The 2011-2014 Smart Classrooms strategy (PDF, 1.8M) builds on from previous ICT strategies. It provides direction for harnessing the learning and business potential of ICT now and into the future and is the latest chapter in the clear, cohesive digital learning story that has evolved in Queensland over the past seven years.
This strategy recognised the demand for seamless movement between school, work, home and play. It's about educators and students working digitally in ways that pervade and impact every aspect of schooling (teaching and learning), and about providing personalised pathways to learning success.
Projects and initiatives within Smart Classrooms support school leadership teams to identify where their schools are now, where they want to be and how they are going to get there.
Information and Knowledge Strategic Plan 2011-2015
The Smart Classrooms strategy is founded on the Information and Knowledge Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (PDF, 1.1MB)
The Information and Knowledge Strategic Plan focuses on engaging the digital generation, improving individual learning opportunities and getting the best from the department's ICT investment.