The use of computer-based technologies increased. They were used to develop and publish materials, and also to improve teaching and learning creating more immediate ways to educate students.
In the late 1990s teachers began to have a computer on their desk and their own email address.
At the Leederville site teachers began to use the Electronic Classroom (Telematics) to communicate with students. Audio teleconferencing used telephone lines and computers connected the teacher and students. Groups of students (up to 5 centres at a time) used open telephone connections to interact and the computer enabled them to see the same graphics on the computer screen.
The Schools of the Air continued to use HF Radio to conduct their lessons but collaborated with the SIDE Primary School in the development of primary curriculum materials.