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With over 550 participants from 36 countries, the 21st Century Learning Conference is the event of choice for those who want to come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education. With a strong focus on the impact of technology on learning and teaching, the event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner led workshop sessions, plus fun professional sharing and networking opportunities.


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Friday, March 10 • 12:50 - 13:50
Connecting Students to Real-Life STEM Problems
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In 2011 a large earthquake hit the east coast of Japan near its main island, Honshu. An hour after the earth quake a Tsunami hit the coast with waves flattening everything up to 10km in-land. The Fukushima Daiichi rector was severely damaged and an exclusion radius was put in place. Robots were sent in to gain valuable data which allowed Scientist and Engineers to make critical decisions.  

I will focus on the application of this real-life scenario to engineer a search and rescue robot capable of gathering relevant data to make educated decisions with limited resources and how do we give students the fundamental skills to plan, build and mobilise such a strategy. I will give details on the Open Academic Robotics Kit and share a detailed pathway about how we can get students prepared from Pre-primary to Year 12 and leverage iPad Programmes for high level learning activities.

In this presentation I will also introduce the Open Academic Robotics Kit

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Daniel Budd

Director of Learning Technologies, Corpus Christi College
Before making the change to academia, Daniel worked in Web Development for learning marketing and advertising firms in Perth, Western Australia. Currently, he is actively involved in various research projects, whilst employed as the Director of Learning Technologies at Corpus Christ... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 12:50 - 13:50 HKT