The ACA is joining forces with Grok Learning to form a new organisation Grok Academy. This new organisation will be your one stop shop for all your digital technologies needs. For more information go to grokacademy.org
FAQs about the ACA and Grok Learning joining forces
The Australian Computing Academy and Grok Learning are joining forces to become one organisation. This will allow us to work together to provide more educational resources, professional development and coding courses to you and your students.
Below are answers to some of the questions we think you might have at this stage. If you have any questions that are not covered here, please email at at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Grok Learning and the ACA have been working together for a long time now. Becoming one entity will make it easier for us to create more resources, and provide you with better support. Experts from both teams can work together to create a smoother experience for you and your students. From discovering and enrolling in courses, to curriculum questions, workshop bookings and bug fixes, bringing our teams together makes a better experience for everyone.
For now, nothing! It will take time to bring all our resources and courses over to a new site. For now, you continue to use the Grok Learning and ACA websites and resources as you have always done. Towards the end of 2020 or at the start of 2021, we’ll be in touch with more detail when we start transitioning our courses to a new site, and will give you plenty of notice about any changes to our sign on or enrolment procedures.
You will continue to have the same access to all our resources that you currently do. If you or your students have a Grok Learning all-access subscription or if your school has a site licence, these will remain in place until their expiry. After that point if you wish to purchase a new subscription or site licence, depending on timing, you may purchase it through the new entity instead, but the purchasing process will remain the same. Access to the ACA resources will remain unchanged for the remainder of 2020. The future funding arrangement for these resources is currently being determined, in light of the recently announced federal budget. We understand this information could impact your 2021 planning, and as soon as we know more we will let you know.
These will all be honoured. You and your students will continue to have access to all courses and competitions for the duration of the subscription.
The ACA has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment to allow us to provide Digital Technologies resources to Australian students in years 3-8 free of charge. The Federal budget has confirmed funding ends this year.
For the remainder of 2020, access to the DT Challenges will remain free for Australian teachers and students in years 3 to 8. We want your students to keep using the DT Challenges beyond 2020 and we want to create more amazing teaching resources. To do this, we need to cover our platform and staff costs by including the DT Challenges in Grok’s 2021 pricing.
We have recently updated our pricing model for 2021 for Australian and New Zealand schools. Visit our 2021 pricing page for the full details.
For Australian schools that previously used the DT Challenges without purchasing Grok subscriptions, there is a 50% introductory discount for students in Years 3–8 in 2021 just for you. Contact us to confirm your discount.