We were delighted to present at the first BETT Asia Leadership Summit. We demonstrated some simple principles for using Programming, Electric Ink, and Control Technology to boost STEM learning. Download the presentation (55MB, make sure your security settings allow downloads) from here:BETT Asia Workshop PowerPoint Show.ppsx
Coding – Using Java to demonstrate the orbits of the planets in the solar system
Programmable Visual Displays – representing the frequency of the orbits of the planets using flashing LEDs. This solution used Electric Ink for the circuitry.
Games Controller – We showed how the Arduino Esplora can be used for multiple learning scenarios involving gaming and sensors.
We also showed how plot data in Excel from sensors directly from an Arduino.
We also chaired a session entitled ‘Distance education and mobile learning: Increasing choice and accessibility whilst ensuring safety management’. The panel consisted of Dr Daniel Tan, Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) – Malaysia; Stephen Lee, CEO, Swan Christian Education Association – Australia; and Allan Christie, General Manager and Learning Technologist, Blackboard ANZ – Australia
The panel answered questions such as:
- What outcomes do we want from increased access to distance education and mobile learning?
- How do we balance access with security?
- What security is needed for e-examinations/tests and assessments