New research partnership aims to remove barriers to education for neurodivergent students

SMART Technologies Chief Commercial Officer, Jeff Lowe, shaking hands with Jess Rowlings, Co-founder and CEO of Next Level Collaboration.

The University of Melbourne announced their partnership with SMART Technologies on a research project aimed at removing barriers to education for neurodivergent students.

The full-year study will focus on how to ensure education is more inclusive and accessible for all students. It will investigate what role technology can play in ensuring that students with neurodiversity – including autism and ADHD – have access to inclusive learning experiences.

Together with the University of Melbourne, SMART Technologies will provide support on the project, including supplying the latest in digital technologies and interactive displays in the classrooms involved in the research.

“The end goal in mind for us is to get real insights as to how teachers and students can make the most of technology in classrooms, and to remove any barriers so that everyone has access to learning,” Jeff Lowe, Chief Commercial Officer at SMART Technologies, said.

“We focus on building connections that matter for schools, students, and teachers – and it’s so important that inclusive learning environments are at the heart of that.”

This is an important step in ensuring all students can engage in learning, regardless of their abilities.