We are excited to announce that the Grok Academy platform, including all our schools courses, resources and content will be free for every Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand student, teacher and parent.
This has been made possible thanks to the generous support of WiseTech Global, who have committed to a 5-year partnership with Grok Academy, which made the platform free for Australian schools from 2023, and Aotearoa New Zealand schools from 2024. The goal of this new partnership is to make learning digital technology skills available to every Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand student, teacher, parent and adult learner, for free!
Now it will be possible for Grok to fulfil our mission of educating all learners in transformative computing skills. Cost will no longer be a barrier to learning! All schools will be able to use our resources, from our online interactive courses, to our unplugged classroom and home activities, as well as our regular competitions and our comprehensive teaching resources.
Through this exciting partnership with WiseTech Global we will be driving real change in the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand tech industry from school level up by increasing exposure, excitement, and access to learning transformative digital technology skills.
Free access is already available in Australia, and will commence in 2024 for Aotearoa New Zealand. To use Grok for free, you simply need to click Register, and create an account, all Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand accounts will automatically be granted access to the platform. To access all our schools content, including competitions you need to add your Australian or Aotearoa New Zealand institution to your account. Teachers, make sure you request verifcation so you can manage your students properly!
Our international users will still be able to access the platform with the same Grok Access system they used previously.
Now every Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand student can take part in the courses and competitions on our platform. This creates a wealth of opportunities for schools to expand their Digital Technologies programs and engage with interested students. Opportunities include:
Thanks to this support from WiseTech Global we are able to grow our team and create more content and resources, implement new and improved platform features and work more closely with our teachers to ensure they are getting the most out of the platform and that we are helping them in the classroom as much as possible. We will have more exciting news on this part, so watch this space!
Our CEO, Dr James Curran, working with high school students as they use the Grok platform.
Once you are set up, it is time to add your students! You can do this on the Teacher Dashboard. You can find all the instructions on how to get started in our Teacher Grok It Guide