Meet Nick Cross, Education Outreach Manager

 June 30, 2015 

Tell us about your career before AARNet? Prior to joining AARNet I worked at The Scots College, Sydney for thirteen years commencing as technical manager of Audio Visual services. I then oversaw the implementation of LAN, WAN and services infrastructure across three campuses from 1997 until 2004 in the role of IT Manager which provided... View Article

Dual Down Under 2015 robotics competition kicks off at Barker

 June 26, 2015 

We’ve organised the live streaming for the 2015 Dual Down Under robotics competition, hosted by Barker College (an AARNet -connected school) from June 25 to 27. We’re proud to be supporting this great STEM inititative organised by Macquarie University as part the FIRST Robotics program. WATCH THE LIVE STREAM The Duel Down Under (DDU) is an Australian off-season FIRST... View Article

CEO’s Report June 2015

 June 26, 2015 

Chris Hancock CEO AARNet I am pleased to advise that with negotiations finalised, the new AARNet Access Agreement has been sent to each shareholder institution. The Chair of the AARNet Board has also written to all Vice Chancellors to advise them of the negotiation outcomes and the progress of this agreement. This is an exciting time... View Article

No gimmicks: technology in schools must serve a purpose

 June 23, 2015 

By Michael Cowling If you’re a student, teacher or parent, you might have noticed there is a massive push to use technology in the classroom these days. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear somebody talking about the digital curriculum, or computers in classrooms, or teaching coding in schools. But this push for more... View Article

Expanding R&E network access in the Pacific

 June 22, 2015 

We work closely with research and education communities in the Asia Pacific to expand connectivity to the global research and education network infrastructure, removing barriers of geographical distance and enabling new education opportunities. With our shareholder institutions’ growth into Asia in mind, we have had considerable success in making services available to institutions in South Asian nations, and... View Article


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