The ABC has launched ABC Education as a one-stop destination for educational resources for teachers, students and parents.
ABC Education gives access to thousands of curriculum-matched videos, games, interactive tools and articles, as well as new content on the English-language learning service, Learn English.
The launch includes the return of the children’s news and current affairs program Behind the News, which airs on ABC Me on Tuesdays at 10am.
Another highlight of ABC Education is Minibeast Heroes, an animated series about the small but mighty invertebrate bugs that live in our gardens and homes. The six-episode series will be accompanied by learning resources, including interactive models of the bugs that allow kids to see detail like never before, along with an immersive virtual reality experience making these tiny bugs bigger than life.
ABC Education aims to identify and partner with leading institutions, including those in the gallery, library and museum sectors, to create innovative resources to inspire and educate students across the country.
Australia’s first Media Literacy Week, an initiative of ABC Education, is scheduled to be held in September.
Audiences will also be able to access to educational material broadcast on ABC ME on weekdays from 10.00am-12.00pm during the school term. These programs will also be available on ABC iview.
ABC Director of Television David Anderson said: “ABC Education not only delivers on the broadcaster’s responsibility to inform, educate and entertain but more importantly is an intuitive destination for teachers, students and parents who want high-quality, trusted education content in one place, regardless of whether it is online, on television or on radio.”