Remote students will be more connected following the launch of a new three year strategy aimed at enhancing technology use in schools.
The Accelerate - Education for All with Technology and Information 2019-2022 strategy puts in place the framework to reduce the digital divide between the NT's remote and urban students.
The Northern Territory has 108 remote and very remote schools, with some station students accessing education over the internet hundreds of kilometres away from a teacher.
"Every child, no matter where they live, deserves access to the same quality education, so they can engage, grow and achieve their full potential," Minister for Education, Selena Uibo said.
"Using digital technology, there are now opportunities we have not previously had to connect our teachers and students within the Northern Territory and beyond, to deliver world class learning experiences."
According to a government spokeswoman, the number one action identified in the strategy is to increase the connectivity of communities to support better learning, engagement and growth.
"Equity of access is a key principle of the strategy and is being improved through LAN upgrades and remote connectivity projects," she said.
"These are working towards reducing the digital divide, to ensure teachers and students in remote locations have access to the same world class learning experiences their urban counterparts do."
Looking towards the future, Ms Uibo said students are graduating into a workforce which expects high order thinking skills, digital fluency and the ability to collaborate and solve complex problems.
"Our children and young people need to prepare for the jobs of the future," she said.
"The Territory Labor Government is investing to ensure our children build these skills in a safe, secure and connected digital environment."
A copy of the strategy can be found here.
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