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Winners of AADES Awards for 2011

Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools Australasian Awards

Recognised Excellence in Distance Education at the 2011 ADDES Conference in Hobart.

Winners of AADES Awards for 2011

AADES Australasian Distance Education Project Award winner is Skoolaborate / Art Crimes – Mark Kent DECV, Susan Connell CSDE, Chris Knowlman BSDE.

This award is presented annually to a …

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Art Crimes wins National Award


The Skoolaborate team consisting of Mark Kent Assistant Principal of the Distance Education Centre Victoria, Susan Connell, Head of Senior School at Cairns School of Distance Education and Chris Knowlman, Head of Department, Virtual and School Services Brisbane School of Distance Education presented Skoolaborate / Art Crimes project at The Hutchins School on the …

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SK & AADES National Partnership

While Antoine met the Victorian students at Melbourne airport and Chris met his Queensland group at Brisbane airport Susan, Daniel and I prepared the outdoor area where we would physically construct the mural and menu planned with  chef Yoss and checked out the sleeping quarters.

The kids arrived around 3pm dumped their bags and we …

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Teen Work

Last night I spent some time in Skoolaborate for the first time since it has moved onto the main grid. My login has only just been sorted! Skoolaborate teachers were invited to see the work that has been done by a group of teens. The students were there, ready and more than willing to show …

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Art Crimes by AADES

I am writing to you in my capacity as the Assistant Principal of the Distance Education Centre Victoria (DECV), executive member of the Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools (AADES) and co-leader of an innovative collaborative national curriculum project called Art Crimes.

Art Crimes is a project currently being successfully implemented using ICT and Virtual …

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Travel and Youth Activism

On December 1, 2010, the World Affairs Council hosted an event in the Skoolaborate Social Action Forum. We were very happy to have students in the Seattle area as well as students and educators in Sydney logged in to participate!


Our expert speaker, Greg Tuke, challenged participants to think about how to maximize their …

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Using Skoolaborate in Rural Schools

The Frontier Learning Network superintendent and assistant superintendent are presenting this week at the Oregon School Boards Association conference in Portland. The theme of the presentation is Expanding Course Offerings in Rural Schools. Located in a rural and remote area of Oregon where the four-legged animals outnumber the two-legged ones, some high schools only have …

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Dobby’s Airport

Dobby wrote:

“Second Life Airport was built by DobbySEGUK, it was built because i have a great interest in aviation and hope to become a pilot once i have finished college. The Airport as you can see from the photos is based on Airports i have visited over the past year, at the current time …

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Virtual World Conference 2010

Westley and I attended this year’s Virtual World Conference in Second Life as presenters to discuss pedagogy, experiences and how the dissolution of the Teen Grid affects the educational community.  We tried to cover as many of our partner projects as possible in the time we were given, and left about 20 minutes for questions …

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FLN Update 2010

The Frontier Learning Network is a collaboration of schools in the Pacific Northwest of the United States focused on bringing hybrid-platform high-quality learning opportunities to member schools. Last year, we piloted our first venture project into incorporating digital/virtual worlds into our multiple platforms with a course entitled Emerging Technologies for Collaboration (ETC). We joined the …

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