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About the programs

For teachers and other educators

The UniSA Connect suite of programs will focus on:

  • professional learning, master classes and short courses
  • program evaluation
  • data coaching and support for action research methodology.

This program will provide skills in both virtual reality (VR) and electronics, as well as their learning design. 

Code with Altino the Robot Carsaeon Australia logo

In partnership with the University of South Australia, Saeon Australia are providing an opportunity for teachers in future-oriented learning and computer programming.

Altino the Robot Car is an educational autonomous robot with sensors for movement, lights, LED signboard and music. The robot can be used to develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving.

Primary School Teacher Professional Learning is being offered online by Saeon Australia in Term 4 2020, and face-to-face in 2021.

Altino the Robot Car and complete online curriculum linked to ACARA STEAM and Digital Technologies is available for purchase and can be freighted to your school.

Find out more and purchase curriculum

Altino the Robot Car demonstration

Altino the Robot Car demonstrationAltino the Robot Car is used by UniSA Connect in STEM programs.

UniSA Connect will provide a demonstration of Altino the Robot Car:
Thursday 20 August, 4.00 pm–4.45 pm
UniSA Connect Maths and Science Centre
Building P, Room P1-11, Mawson Lakes Campus
University of South Australia.

Register for the demonstration

Virtual Reality (VR) in Learning Design Masterclass 

Delivered by Dr Paul Unsworth in the Samsung SMARTSchool, Magill campus

The Masterclass provides a standalone 90-minute session for educators to:

  • explore, learn and interact with VR technology
  • contextualise VR in Learning Design through experiential learning
  • adapt VR for students

Introduction to using VR in Learning Design Masterclass 90 minute from 4:30pm – 6:00pm on the following dates:

  • 2020 dates will be published in late January

Cost: $60 per person plus GST. On confirmation of registration, your school will be invoiced. 

Register for the Virtual Reality Masterclass

Electronics professional learning workshop

Mawson Lakes Campus

Teachers will learn about electronic components while constructing their own Game 4 kit to take home. Game 4 is a newly developed beginner’s soldering kit that, once assembled, has several interactive games and activities using the four touch capacitive keys on the corners of the board. This includes random number functions that can be used in probability calculations, speed games to test reaction times, memory games and sound generators.

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020 from 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm 

Register for the Electronics Workshop

Cost: $70 per person plus GST (including Game 4 kit). On confirmation of registration, your school will be invoiced.

Note: electronic kits are available for use in your school

A set of ten kits with instruction manuals and student workbooks is available for purchase for $180 (+GST), freighted to your school. On confirmation of your order, your school will be invoiced. 

Order electronics kits here