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The new direction in learning technologies in the 21st century zoos

A workshop and video conference presentation by

Jennifer Aughterson and Luke Scott
Zoos Victoria

The world's environment is in crisis and Victorians care deeply about this. An important role of Zoos Victoria is to provide leadership and action for Victorians in the area of education and conservation. Zoos Victoria's vision is that the magic in the Zoos will reach people on site, off site and online, hence a focus on the implementation of learning technologies.

New technologies such as multimedia and the Internet will be used to communicate the intricate and exciting things that happen in the zoos, and used to educate and capture people's imagination. This technology will be used to enhance and extend the visit on-site, and will extend out into our communities. From improving databases of our plants and animals through to implementing a dynamic website presence, Zoos Victoria is looking towards technology as a vital component of the zoo experience.

Presenters: Jennifer Aughterson, Learning Technologies Coordinator (in person at conference)
Luke Scott, Bird Keeper (via video conference linkup to Melbourne Zoo)

Please cite as: Aughterson, J. and Scott, L. (2002). The new direction in learning technologies in the 21st century zoos. In S. McNamara and E. Stacey (Eds), Untangling the Web: Establishing Learning Links. Proceedings ASET Conference 2002. Melbourne, 7-10 July.

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