Digital Education Revolution
DIGITAL EDUCATION REVOLUTION – NSW (DER-NSW)
The DER-NSW one to one laptop program has led to enhanced access to computers and the internet for students, teachers and students' families, plus the movement of teaching practice towards the skills of the 21st century, greater access for students to global information resources and tools and improved motivation and engagement of students. (Source: The 2010-2012 evaluation of DER-NSW by the University of Wollongong)
New arrangements from 2013
The Australian Government's DER National Partnership Funding finishes at the end of 2013. Students who have already received laptops or alternate technology under this program (i.e. years 10, 11 and 12 2013) will continue to use them under the terms of the Laptop User Charter while remaining at a government school, with transfer of ownership on final completion of year 12. In 2013 there will be a roll out of laptops to schools, similar to previous years. This is to be based on Year 9 student numbers.
In 2013 laptops allocated to schools become school property. Thus any allocations to students are to be done as loans to students. Parents will be required to sign a Laptop Loan Charter. Since the 2013 laptops will not be considered part of the state wide pool, there will be no transfers of laptops between schools unless an arrangement is made between principals. This includes when a student moves to a new school.
Our school will continue to plan how best to continue integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning and to take advantage of emerging technologies and new ICT devices in ways that will best meet the learning needs of our students.
Fact Sheet 1 (pdf 469 KB)
Fact Sheet 2 (pdf 268 KB)
Damage and Loss Fact Sheet (pdf 17 KB)