Tuesday 4th Feb, 5:00 pm
Visualising our world
The Cube, at QUT’s Garden Point campus, is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. Part science lab, part digital engagement, the Cube aims to be the hub of scientific exploration for high school students, the QUT community and the wider public.
The demand for authentic and useful learning experiences using digital technologies is increasing all the time. The introduction of the Australian Curriculum has presented the opportunity to develop new and innovative technologies to support education and learning in the classroom. As part of QUT’s commitment to work with high schools and support the introduction of the new Australian Curriculum, the concept of a Chemistry World was proposed to provide an interactive learning tool for students and the community.
This presentation will take you on a journey of how a curriculum-linked digital, interactive chemistry application for The Cube has progressed from concept to project prototype. It will outline the consultation process, the range of stakeholders that have participated in the project so far, and share some of the difficulties and the challenges encountered to meet the needs and demands for education and entertainment.
The chemistry world prototype will be available for participants to engage with and participants will be given the opportunity to become “user testers” and provide feedback and input into the final development stage of the project.