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Robot brings the museum to the classroom

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Students at Geelong College, an AARNet-connected K-12 school, toured the National Museum of Australia’s galleries and interacted with objects on display via a robot and an AARNet high speed broadband connection. Watch the short video to learn more about Museum Robot program and hear what the students said about their virtual tour.

“The robots require a lot of bandwidth…you’re getting seven camera feeds that have to get to the school in real time…the amount of bandwidth an AARNet connection gives you allows that signal to get there without screen freezes and time lags.” – Robert Bunzli, Education Special Projects Manager at the National Museum of Australia

The quality of the experience in the classroom is key to the success of interactive virtual excursions and AARNet-connected schools have access to a network that teachers can rely upon to deliver.

In late 2014, AARNet and NMA announced a new partnership to develop and extend the reach of the Museum Robot program. The partnership makes the NMA’s unique immersive virtual tours available to AARNet-connected schools as well as teacher training programs across Australia.

AARNet actively supports projects that bring high quality content providers, researchers and schools together to create new teaching and learning experiences using the latest technologies.

Learn more about the NMA Museum Robot program and book a virtual tour.

Read about the collaboration that behind the Museum Robot virtual tour technology


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