The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast educational shows and mini-courses on one of its children’s channels from mid-April, with shows for primary school students in the morning and high school content after. -midday.
The broadcaster will create the teacher-led mini-courses for the ABC Education portal and on ABC Me. These will be funded in part by the education departments of New South Wales and Victoria.
“With so many Australian children now studying at home or preparing to do so, ABC is stepping up its support for students, teachers and parents to help young Australians get the education they need,” said David Anderson, CEO of ABC.
Starting Monday, April 14, when students in select states begin second term (New South Wales schools resume April 27), ABC Me will offer educational programming between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The programs will include Ecomaths, ScienceXplosion, and Digital blocks.
The ABC will also offer 4,000 free videos, interactive resources and games tailored to the Australian curriculum through its educational portal.
“Working in partnership with states and territories, ABC Education will also create original teacher-led mini-courses, which will be featured on the ABC Education and ABC ME portal, to help students learn at home,” he said. the broadcaster said in a press release. .
The New South Wales and Victoria Departments of Education provided financial assistance.
As many households do not have access to computers or wireless internet, raising concerns about distance education increasing the disadvantage gap, television is seen as the best way to provide educational content to some. students who need it most.