Encouraging digital innovation, investing in infrastructure and ensuring the community has the skills and capacity to embrace the digital revolution are the key features of a Draft Digital Action Plan launched today by Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson. At an event attended by dignitaries including local digital business leaders, the Draft Digital Action Plan was aptly launched amongst the new high-tech digital equipment at the University of the Sunshine Coast including the Oculus Rift, augmented reality and motion capture technology as well as 3D printers. Mayor Jamieson said the draft plan...Read more
CoderDojo Sunshine Coast
This page has been archived. For information on current coding workshops please visit: ​ http://sunshinecoast.coderdojo.com.au Three new CoderDojos will be held on the Sunshine Coast from October where young people aged 7-17 can learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs and games. The next round of free workshops follow the success of the first pilot program in August, which booked out within the first 24 hours of being launched. CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people. In addition to...Read more
Sunshine Coast based The Training Collective, a spin-off company of The Creative Collective, has taken out the hotly contested Access & Digital Skills category at the prestigious 2014 Australia New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) in recognition of its Get Up To Speed program. Category finalists included the Australian Communications and Media Authority Cyber Safety program, iiNet and the Deaf Society of NSW. Founder and CEO of The Training Collective, Yvette Adams said the win was a real victory for the Sunshine Coast training organisation which has continued to offer the online program...Read more
More and more Australians are going online and are using the internet more intensively, according to ACMA’s latest research, Regional Australia in the digital economy . Importantly, there has been a huge jump in the use of mobile phone internet services for the almost 40 per cent of Australians living outside the six biggest capital cities. In communities with less than 1000 people one in three adults went online using their mobile phone during December 2013, compared to just one in 20 four years earlier. Across Australia, going online on mobile phones has seen a dramatic increase. Nationally...Read more
Local governments, institutions, companies, non-profit organisations are invited to apply for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program. The 2015 theme is the Revolutionary Community . The Intelligent Community Forum will focus on the study of urban and regional planning and how it is impacting the way people live, work and create in their cities and towns. The work of creating an Intelligent Community often begins in crisis. It may be a severe economic downturn after major employers relocate. It may be accelerating brain drain as the community’s most talented people leave in...Read more
Teachers and trainers who are new to e-learning or those already using e-learning content developed through the National VET E-learning Strategy, are set to benefit from the newly launched National VET Content website . This new site brings together thousands of freely available learning objects from the following national collections: Flexible Learning Toolboxes, Generic Skills, E-learning Innovations, Industry Integration of E-learning, and National Digital Learning Resources Network. Learning objects generally support an element or unit of competency. They are high quality, cost-effective...Read more