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LENScience Connect uses a combination of Satellite TV, Multicast and Web 2.0 to bring students from throughout New Zealand together for interactive science events.&nbsp;  
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''<font color="#008000"><big>Programme Objective:</big> <br>To use ICT tools to deliver learning experiences that enhance learning and enable increased interaction and collaboration between schools and scientists throughout New Zealand.</font>''&nbsp;  
''<font color="#008000"><big>Programme Objective:</big> <br>To use ICT tools to deliver learning experiences that enhance learning and enable increased interaction and collaboration between schools and scientists throughout New Zealand.</font>''&nbsp;  

Revision as of 18:14, 14 February 2010

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LENScience Connect








LENScience Connect uses a combination of Satellite TV, Multicast and Web 2.0 to bring students from throughout New Zealand together for interactive science events. 

Schools with poor broadband connectivity can access these programmes.


Programme Objective:
To use ICT tools to deliver learning experiences that enhance learning and enable increased interaction and collaboration between schools and scientists throughout New Zealand.
 

  • LENScience Connect is a suite of programmes designed to make use of ICT’s to provide learning opportunities for students from a full range of geographic locations, creating interconnected communities of learners.
  • Programmes are linked to the New Zealand curriculum and designed by teachers to enable students and teachers to access New Zealand science and scientists, creating interactive learning opportunities that would not be possible in a standard school setting.
  • Interaction occurs between students and teachers from different schools as well as between students and scientists.  Geography is no barrier to participation in these programmes.
  • Programmes make use of technologies that are available to New Zealand schools and take account of the technological challenges faced by schools with respect to broadband.
  • These programmes have been developed by LENScience with sector expertise and support from the University of Auckland ITS Division, Kordia, VoltTV Productions Ltd, R2.co.NZ, and Digital Vision NZ Ltd.



Senior Biology Seminar Series

The award winning Senior Biology Seminar Series provides a full year extension programme for Year 13 Biology classes, linking current New Zealand scientific research to concepts in the school curriculum. The programme is designed to be a partnership between schools and LENScience.

National Education Events (Years 5 – 13)

The LENScience Connect National Education Events are individual 1 hour programmes that bring students from throughout New Zealand together with local and international scientists to share learning experiences.

Programmes are interactive, allow Q&A for students throughout New Zealand, are curriculum linked and in most cases supported with teacher professional development. 

LENScience Connect Teacher Professional Development Programmes

LENScience Connect Project Team

LENScience Connect was designed by a team bringing together expertise in Science Education, Science, IT Architecture, Broadcast Technology and Television Production.
The team was led by Jacquie Bay, Robert Hamilton, Steve Roberts and David Hedge.

LENScience Connect Project Collaborators

LENScience Connect Project Funding

LENScience Connect is funded by a Science Communication Grant from the National Research Centre for Growth and Development

LENScience Connect is supported by a REANNZ KAREN Capability Fund Grant (2009)

Contact Us

LENScience | Jacquie Bay, Director LENScience | j.bay@auckland.ac.nz  

LENScience Connect  |  Michal Denny LENScience E-Learning Project Manager  | m.denny@auckland.ac.nz
The computer and phone technology used in the LENScience Connect | Robert Hamilton, Technology Architect, University of Auckland | robert.hamilton@auckland.ac.nz  
The satelite broadcast technology used in the LENScience Connect | Jannine Wilkinson, Account Director Kordia™ | Jannine.Wilkinson@kordia.co.nz  
The Television Production | David Hedge, Director/Executive Producer VOLT TV PRODUCTIONS LTD | volttv@ihug.co.nz