Showcase – eLearning

Digital content iterations, interactions and immersions – examples of recent work.

Digital education strategy

Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands

The purpose of this plan was to assess the existing approach, technology, delivery and ROI of virtual excursions for education offered by BGCP and from this assessment, suggest improvements and/or potential directions of future digital programs in education.

Interactive learning resources

Stage 6 Visual Arts and ARTEXPRESS

Department of Education

These eLearning module investigate and increase mastery of the Stage 6 Visual Arts Syllabus for preliminary and HSC studies.

Videos, interviews, interactive transcripts, quizzes, learning tasks.

Introduction to visual arts within the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus

Department of Education

This course offers teachers and school leaders the opportunity to engage in professional learning in visual arts as an artform within the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus. The course will build teacher capacity and confidence as well as instigating change in attitudes and abilities in the creative arts (visual arts) K-6.

Videos, interactive transcripts, quizzes, learning tasks

Vocal Ease MORE

Department of Education

Vocal Ease MORE (Module 1) has been developed to support primary teachers with implementation of music from the Creative Arts K-6 syllabus. This initial module includes:

  • a variety of performing, organising sound and listening activities to assist teachers to deliver the music component of the Creative Arts K-6 syllabus
  • five songs with interactive scores, recordings and backing tracks
  • background information and teaching and learning activity suggestion which are sequential and rigorous, videos of these activities being taught
  • interviews with the composer and educator.

Immersive learning experiences

Introduced Species 360

Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Arts Unit

Inspired by artist Matthew Quick’s body of work, ‘Introduced Species’ is a three-movement aural depiction of the Trash Vortex, one of the Pacific Ocean’s garbage patches. 

This resource links music, visual arts and environmental science into an immersive learning experience, incorporating multiple 360 video in a virtual tour of the orchestra during a performance with embedded video interviews of musicians, the conductor and the composer for a deeper understanding of their roles in the orchestra and of the composition.

Your Public Art Project

Kaldor Public Art Projects, Stem.T4L and The Arts Unit

Students from public schools across NSW have worked collaboratively to investigate their environment and develop an innovative, site-specific artwork.

The schools’ works have been documented using innovative technology that reimagine these works for display at the Art Gallery of NSW. Site specific works come alive through 360 Virtual Reality film and 3D photogrammetry models that transport the viewer back to the specific location.

Online learning activities

The Beauty of 8

Taikoz and The Arts Unit

The Beauty Of 8 eResource gives insight into a fusion of Australian and Japanese cultures and rhythm. The end product is an exciting and dynamic artform that appeals to all ages. “Taikoz is at once meditative and free-spirited, primal and dramatic.” This eResource encourages students and teachers to observe, listen, perform and compose using ancient aural traditions alongside more modern scores.

Other Voices

Department of Education

Other Voices is a performance, recording and education project based on three new electroacoustic works for flute and electronics by Australian composer/educators Cat Hope, Tristan Coelho and Fiona Hill. It provides access points for young composers, performers and their teachers to explore the potential for combining electronic music with instruments and voice.

Virtual excursions

DART Connections

Connections is a project of the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (NSW DEC) unit – Distance And Rural Technologies (DART). DART Connections video conferencing excursions bring students and teachers face to face with experts and arts programs providers from The Arts Unit and other education providers.

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