How we support the education community
Members of AARNet’s education community span the lifelong learning spectrum. As well as universities, K-12 schools around the country are now connected to AARNet, along with vocational training institutions and a broad array of digital content providers, including museums, cultural and scientific organisations, libraries, public archives and other educational resource specialists.
AARNet connects members of this community in many ways, providing educators and students with a rich choice of teaching and learning experiences.
AARNet–connected universities and vocational education institutions are pioneers in the field of distance education and training. High-definition video conferencing is used for a range of virtual classroom scenarios, to deliver complex collaborative tutorials on medical procedures, for example, to students located in far-flung locations across Australia and on other continents, and also to introduce students in a variety of fields to the workplace environment during training.
Our network and services support hi-tech on-campus learning environments and the delivery of online learning programs to multiple devices. For universities, the delivery of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for example, as well as integrating Learning Management Systems, such as Moodle and Blackboard are all made possible because of reliable high performing connectivity to AARNet.
AARNet is actively involved in facilitating collaboration events that provide unique learning opportunities for K-12 students. We pursue a collegiate spirit of community engagement, partnering with specialist vendors and content providers worldwide to bring high quality progressive educational projects to our community of schools.
AARNET IGLEW (Immersive Global Learning Environment): our mobile inflatable, immersive 3D theatre visits AARNet-connected schools. The IGLEw combines emerging technologies and visualisation tools to give students access to real-time data from science and research organisations in Australia and across the globe.
MUSEUM ROBOT: AARNet and the National Museum of Australia (NMA) have formed a partnership to develop and extend the reach of the Museum Robot program. The partnership will make the NMA’s unique immersive virtual tours available to AARNet-connected schools as well as teacher training programs across Australia.
STEM OUTREACH: AARNet is committed to inspiring young people at AARNet-connected K-12 schools to purse tertiary studies science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We support STEM programs in our communities in a variety of ways.
Learn about the rise of network-enabled teaching and learning from university leaders:
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CSIRO developed a system that allows remote visitors to participate in immersive interactive tours of the National Museum via a web browser and broadband Internet connection.Read more
AARNet connectivity is providing remote access to a living lab inside the Powerhouse Museum, enabling an innovative education program and robotics engineering research.Read more
The Highlands Health Education Research Network exemplifies an AARNet community partnership delivering a scalable and sustainable broadband solution for schools in a regional area.Read more