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Australia - Digital Economy - E-Education and E-Government

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The use of IT and telecommunications technology within educational environments is set to increase dramatically over the coming years as high-speed fibre-based broadband becomes widely available in Australia. Simultaneously, the capability of internet services devoted to e-education purposes is set to increase enormously over the next decade as well. Australia, with its large landmass and relatively small population, is an ideal market for remote education services. As such Australia is home to many successful e-education service providers, as well as being a relatively important export market for e-education services.

The Australian Government provides Australians with relatively sophisticated e-government services already and as with education, the establishment of a fibre-based broadband network may see the government improve and broaden the range of web services that it is responsible for. Therefore, Australia is a fascinating and relatively advanced market for both e-education and e-government services.

This report discusses related telecommunications infrastructure developments as well as trends and innovation related to e-education and e-government services. In the report we provide information and analysis, an overview of survey results with some statistics provided throughout the text and in tabular and easy-to-read chart formats.

Companies mentioned

Companies mentioned in this report include – Telstra, Cisco, TAFE, UNE, Australian Government.

Hot topics and technologies mentioned

Hot topics and technologies mentioned in this report include – National Broadband Network (NBN), e-education, e-learning, trans-sector, data usage, digital revolution, eBooks, iPads, iBooks, virtual classroom.

1. Synopsis
2. Introduction
3. What is happening with e-education? -Analysis
3.1 Education transformation will guide e-learning.
3.2 Self-learning in developing economies
3.3 Schools as platforms for individual learning
3.4 E-Learning the story so far
4. and the need for the National Broadband Network (NBN)
4.1 Analysis on e-education initiatives
4.2 E-education, the NBN and infrastructure
4.3 The NBN-Enabled Education and Skills Services program
4.4 NBN education portal
4.5 Tuition for new migrants using the NBN
4.6 NBN trials
4.6.1 EduOne – 2012
4.7 Classrooms in the cloud
5. New vision for e-education – 1:1 education
5.1 Australia leading the world
5.2 A standardised e-education system
5.3 Risk of failure – people, not technology
5.4 Interactive and personalised education system
5.5 Expanding the teaching profession
5.6 From medieval schools to a digital society
5.7 It is all about economic benefits
6. E-learning
6.1 Australian Flexible Learning Framework
6.1.1 Overview
6.1.2 Funding for e-learning projects – 2010 - 2011
6.1.3 2011 E-learning Benchmarking Survey
6.1.4 2010 E-learning Benchmarking Survey
6.2 National VET E-learning Strategy
7. E-education infrastructure initiatives
7.1 Background
7.2 National government policy – Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) to the schools
7.3 Satellite boosting distance learning in NSW
7.4 MySchool 2.0
7.5 NSW schools get fast broadband
7.6 AARNet’s e-learning pilot
7.7 Broadband for Seniors
8. E-education content in Australia
8.1 Australia’s largest online library
8.2 E-learning from Australian Computer Society (ACS)
8.3 Media literacy
9. E-education developments
9.1 From Notebooks to ThinkPads
9.2 iPads become a compulsory education tool
9.3 Education apps
9.4 Remote laptops from One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
9.5 Health and e-education working to solve the 3Rs
10. E-government
10.1 Background information
10.2 Report on government services 2012
10.3 Local e-government initiative from NDES
10.4 Cloud service a new growth market
10.5 Survey on e-government services usage
10.6 Conclusions
10.7 Government deploys national TelePresence system
10.8 NBN Regional Legal Assistance Program
11. Australia in the Global Innovation Index
12. Global trends in e-education (separate global report)
13. Global trends in e-government (separate global report)
14. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 - Education and Training revenue $billion, 2012 (e)
Table 2 - Australian Flexible Learning Framework industry funding - 2005-2007; 2008-2011
Table 3 - Estimated government recurrent expenditure - 2012
Chart 1 – Overview of e-learning use in training courses – 2009; 2011
Chart 2 – Uses of delivering e-learning training by businesses – 2010
Exhibit 1 - School education

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