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Published: Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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Stuff.co.nz recently reported that the Victoria state government will resort to using "virtual classrooms" - where multiple schools share the same teacher over the internet - as it may not have enough qualified staff to fulfil its promise to teach every child a second language. Before the last state election, Ted Baillieu promised a languages revival in which every Victorian student up to year 10 would be required to take on a language by 2025, starting with prep in 2015.

Published: Sunday, 4 December 2011
Library in Brisbane School of Distance Education

The Brisbane School of Distance Education (BSDE) is located in the quiet suburb of Coorparoo, not far from the legendary Gabba cricket ground.  When Barry Phillips of Sero recently visited, he was welcomed to the BSDE by the Executive Principal and introduced to two visitors on a fact finding mission from the Department of Education of the Chinese province of Jiangsu. BSDE is an Education Queensland (the educational arm of the Queensland Government) distance education school which supports students from prep to Year 12 and which also includes adults in its Year 10-12 cohort.

Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Open High School, Australia

On arriving at Open High School in the Sydney suburb of Randwick (a short bus ride from central Sydney and within walking distance of Bondi Junction) Barry Phillips from Sero was welcomed by the Principal, Deputy Principal, Head Teacher E-Learning and Head Teacher for Enrolment.  Open High School is a New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Communities (DEC) distance-education secondary school which offers courses in 13 languages to students from Years 9 to 12. Open High School is located in a former ‘physical’ school site.

Published: Thursday, 14 July 2011
Ambitious new plan for Australian schools now underway
In the context of the Digital Education Revolution (DER) initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, a highly ambitious new plan aims at investing $2.4 billion to support the effective integration of ICT in Australian schools.
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