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Students help shape UOW’S IT future

A group of tech-savvy students from St Josephs High School, Albion Park, recently visited the University to demonstrate their extensive IT skills to staff from a variety of units including UniAdvice, ARD, ITS and the Library.

They students are part of the We Can Do IT Project, an initiative which focuses on developing the technical knowledge, business acumen and community engagement skills of students as well as allowing them to apply technology to the real world.

During the hour-long session the students demonstrated how they had taken technology, learnt about it, but more importantly applied it in new ways in order to improve the technology experience in their school and broader community.

Some excellent examples of this include exploratory work on low cost computers such as Raspberry Pi, adaption of Nintendo Wii remotes to create multi touch whiteboards and iTunesU for content distribution.

In addition to this, the students gave valuable insight into the expectations they and their peer group have for content and technology entering University or workforce.

The most significant outcome of the project was the opportunity provided to the students to provide insight and ideas into how UOW can further leverage technology.

Last reviewed: 13 December, 2012

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