Today, AARNet CEO Chris Hancock spoke to a group of more than 45 IT Directors from K-12 schools across NSW, who were attending a MITIE education event at the University of New England. The event was co-hosted by The Armidale School, PLC Armidale and New England Girl’s School. MITIE is an Association of more than 600 ICT directors, managers, technicians and support staff who work in education.
“It’s not just about connectivity, it’s about joining a community,” said Hancock, highlighting some of the services and benefits, in addition to high bandwidth, AARNet provides schools. This community includes universities, CSIRO and other research organisations, and content providers such as museums, archives and libraries.
He also talked about how the classroom is changing, challenges around delivering a 21st century education and developing the STEM pipeline from school to tertiary study. Hancock provided great examples of digital experiences that enhance teaching and learning, including the National Museum of Australia Robot, Enhance TV and the AARNet IGLEw, as well as a glimpse of the classroom of the future.
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