Friday, 29 June 2018 11:48

Data#3 partners with Deakin Uni in advanced learning program

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IT services and solutions provider Data#3 has teamed up with Victoria’s Deakin University to help foster advanced student learning in conjunction with the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program.

Under the partnership, Data#3 is providing a combination of Lenovo Tablets and Sphero Edu Robots to Deakin University’s Warrnambool Campus, helping to facilitate STEM activities for school students.

The program has started with students from Heywood and District Secondary School and Macarthur Primary School using the equipment for the first time as part of an on-campus school camp.

“STEM covers a wide range of disciplines and skills, which are increasingly in demand in a rapidly changing world, and are important for all stages of learning,” said Geraldine Moloney, Deakin Warrnambool manager for Community Engagement.

{loadposition  peter}“The provision of technology from Data#3 is a great support for the program and makes it more accessible to students from all areas. The children can learn skills that are necessary for their futures, while having lots of fun at the same time.”

Data#3 says the Sphero Edu provides a toolset to help students learn to program robots and, from draw and drive to learning real JavaScript, the activities nurture cognitive skills and independent exploration.

“This is a fantastic initiative, and the team at Data#3 are excited to be a part of this innovative learning program. With advanced technology so accessible, the benefits afforded to educators and students are endless. We look forward to working with Deakin University and other education providers in implementing The Anywhere Classroom to enable limitless learning for students,” said David Wain, national practice manager for Education at Data#3.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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