Advance Queensland funds research projects to provide indigenous people in Australia with Digital skills

Advance Queensland is a group of programs that was designed to promote knowledge-based jobs in Australia. Currently, the initiative has started to support research for introducing digital skills into the educational experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait indigenous students.

Around AUS 10 million dollars have been granted to 56 research individuals and organizations as part of the Advance Queensland Research Fellowship and PhD Scholarship programs. Particularly one of these scholarships was granted to Dr. Troy Meston from the University of Queensland, whose research is expected to provide guidance for measuring the progress and potential of indigenous learners in the classroom by using a digital assessment tool.

By introducing the use of digital tools in indigenous education, better educational outcomes are expected for youth leading to enhanced employment opportunities. Further funding rounds will be announced for later in 2016.

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Additional Sources: My Sunshine Coast