The Coalition has announced a $120 million program of grants for "technology improvements" at schools.
Schools would be able to apply to a School Technology Assessment Panel for up to $50,000 in funding, according to Opposition leader Tony Abbott. The money was intended to support "new and future teaching and learning approaches - including the integration of ICT and multimedia technologies". But it was up to individual schools to decide on what technology they would procure, Abbott said.
Applications from "the most disadvantaged schools" would be given priority under the scheme to ensure the benefits of ICT could be spread around.