VSSEC Featured in AV Magazine
VSSEC uses technology to create effective teaching and learning spaces for students and educators. The integrated IT/AV system at VSSEC is used to enhance the learning experience, encourage collaboration and communication, develop skills in the use of scientific intruments, and increase access for rural and regional schools. It allows students in Mission Control to communicate with the astronauts on the Mars surface; makes it possible for students in rural and regional schools to remotely control the VSSEC rover; and facilitates discussion in the Massimo Room and Laboratory where students use the digital active boards, networked computers and digital IP-based microscopes.
This level of sophistication is only possible because of the expertise and ingenuity of VSSEC's IT/AV Technician, Shaun Clarke. Shaun's work is celebrated in the current issue of AV Magazine with a behind the scenes look at the technology that supports some of VSSEC's unique experiences and the upgrade that will increase the capability of the Centre, including the addition of 3D capability in the Theatre.
AV Magazine is available free on-line. The current issue, featuring VSSEC can be downloaded from www.av.net.au/current_issue.htm