This is part three of a series, covering the Education sessions at the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference.
Australian State Education Strategies
I talked about the need to ensure that we, and our partners, are able to align to the strategic priorities of our customers. And a great way to do that is to understand the strategic plans. The example I used was the Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 for the Queensland Department of Education and Training, where they explicitly talk about performance enhancement and the need to:
|…continue to strengthen the analysis and use of performance data, research and evaluation to improve the delivery of services [and] improve the use of information management systems to monitor performance, inform decision-making, improve resource agility and productivity, support knowledge sharing and facilitate open and transparent communication.|
Below are the links to the strategic plans for education ICT for the three largest states and the Federal government.
The Australian Federal Government Education ICT Strategy- ‘Digital Education Revolution’
- Australian Federal Government’s Digital Education Revolution (main webpage)
- Australian Federal Government’s Digital Education Revolution Strategic Plan (PDF)
New South Wales Government Education ICT Strategy
- NSW Government Education Corporate Strategies (main webpage)
- NSW Government Education ICT Strategic Plan (PDF)
- NSW Government Information Management Plan for Education (PDF)
Queensland Government Education ICT Strategy - ‘Smart Classrooms’
- Queensland Government Education Strategy (website)
- Queensland Government Education ICT Strategic Plan (main webpage)
- Queensland Education ICT Strategic plan - Information and Knowledge - 2010-2014 (PDF)
Victoria Government Education ICT Strategy - ‘Digital Learning Statement’
- Victoria Government Education Plan (website)
- Victoria Government Education ICT Strategic Plan - Digital Learning Statement - 2010 (PDF)
Of course, they aren’t always the principal drivers for every project in every state - but they are a great place to start if you want to understand what’s driving direction.