How Does Your School Compare? Digital Landscapes in Australian Schools

Digital Landscapes in Australian Schools 2025 is officially underway, marking an opportunity for researchers to delve into the evolving realm of digital learning and technology implementation in schools. Building on the insights gleaned from the Digital Landscapes in Australian Schools 2023, this research aims to capture the dynamic shifts in educational strategies and practices around technology.

The educational landscape is in constant motion, reflecting the rapid evolution of digital technologies. The researchers expect remarkable developments from the last two years, including:

  • Rapid Expansion of Digital Resources: Schools have experienced significant growth in the utilisation of digital resources, shaping the way educators engage with teaching materials
  • Enhanced Understanding of Device Usage: Deepening experience with devices has lead to changes in guidance, policy and best practices across schools
  • Shifts in Funding and Procurement: Changes in funding allocations and procurement strategies have reshaped the acquisition and integration of digital tools and resources
  • AI Revolutionising Teaching and Learning: The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has made waves in its application for creating and delivering teaching content, revolutionising traditional educational approaches.

Key insights from the 2023 report included:

  • Embrace of Dual Learning Approaches: More than half of the respondents identified their schools as embracing dual learning methodologies, blending digital and print tools and resources to enrich the educational experience
  • Pursuit of Technological Advancement: A significant portion of schools (over a third of respondents) are striving to deepen their digital commitment and transition towards becoming highly tech-enabled institutions in the near future
  • Disparity Between Schools: Non-government schools are more likely to be technologically advanced than government schools, highlighting variations in digital adoption across educational sectors
  • Challenges in Staff Technical Skills: While technical skills among staff are deemed critically important, there remains a notable gap in proficiency, posing a significant challenge for schools.

Principals, Deputy and Assistant Principals, Heads of Teaching, Learning, Curriculum, eLearning and Innovation heads, senior teachers, business managers, IT/ICT managers, and senior school library staff are encouraged to contribute their perspectives and insights to this research project.

Contribute to the research report here.