Skoolaborate Joins ELH Conference Lorne in August 2013

ELH SchoolTech is recognised as the definitive event in the local educational calendar and is a unique opportunity for schools to share experiences and benchmark their performance against others.
Over the last 19 years, the Conference has featured international and local presenters who push the frontiers of excellence – giving attendees rare access to the best ideas in education today.
For the first time, this year’s conference will bring together the ELH and SchoolTech streams, helping drive deeper collaboration between educators and their IT colleagues to fuel greater innovation in Australian education.
ELH SchoolTech is created to meet the needs of a diverse audience, from schools embarking on technology programs to the most technologically advanced schools in Australia and New Zealand.
The focus of the session was on the nexus between 21st century pedagogy and learning technologies.
The presentation team lead participants through the development of a unit of learning based on digital learning technologies and the Australian Curriculum. Central to the discussion was the decision making process regarding which learning technologies will assist students to achieve the required learning outcome. For the purpose of the session the learning technology which was presented was the virtual world, Skoolaborate. Participants had the opportunity to explore the possibilities for teaching and learning within this exciting online environment. Participants learned how the use of avatars can increase learner confidence and they gained ‘hands-on’ experience in creating an avatar themselves.

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