Poster - Presentation

This work-in progress research explores how students engaged in a 3D multi-user virtual world Quest Atlantis, developed as part of the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University, were able to build identity and in some cases reinvent themselves online. The study presents cases of students in a number of countries (USA, Australia, NZ and Singapore) who engaged in the online world. The cases give early insight into how experiences gained in these virtual worlds may transfer into and influence student lifeworlds.
A powerful alliance between FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) and LEGO Group has created a globally dynamic educational program for young people (aged 8-16) that helps them discover the fun in science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Over 60,000 children in +35 countries discover the excitement and thrill of applied science and technology through the FIRST LEGO League every year. This year (2006), James Cook University Cairns Campus is host to the national pilot project of FIRST LEGO League in Australia.
With schools and universities constantly facing budgetary challenges as well as the pressure to provide students and staff with the latest technology, all whilst being environmentally friendly, making technology purchasing decisions can be a very difficult task. Fuji Xerox Printers has a unique solution to make that decision easier: Solid Ink printing, the world's most environmentally friendly colour printing.
Over the past decade, Westall Secondary College has successfully participated in a range of environmental monitoring and space based projects with projects including PAA, GLOBE, Earth Dial and recently, CloudSat. Students have built a school based, automatic Internet linked weather station to collect local weather data, constructed an EarthDial that mirrors smaller versions carried on the backs of the Mars mission rovers Spirit and Opportuity, and processed Lansat Satellite photographs to ground truth data collected locally from a nearby biometric site.
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