The Victorian Government has announced a new $1.6 million Digi-Tech Start-Up Grants funding package for schools in an effort to get students engaged with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).
A Federal Government committee has warned that there must be more investment in quality STEM education if Australia is to turn back the “decay curve” of STEM-capable students and grow its “nascent but promising” innovation ecosystem.
Arludo’s games are focused on teaching students using immersive modern game elements, such as augmented reality, focusing on subjects like biology.
Connect Education is offering students an online platform that allows them to completing practice work developed and guided by graduate students.
Adelaide startup Makers Empire has developed an app and teaching kit that allows kids to create 3D designs which can later be printed.
Edutech startup Quizling has been selected to take part in the SxSWedu Launch competition, the only Australian startup set to pitch at this year’s event.
Launched in 2014 by Australia’s now chief scientist Alan Finkel, Melbourne edutech startup Stile looks to replace textbooks with digital platforms for students to engage with content in a way that makes more sense to a tech-generation.