June 28, 2018

Deakin University Cultivates Innovative Learning with Data#3

June 29, 2018; Melbourne, Australia: Leading IT services and solutions provider, Data#3, has paired up with Victoria’s Deakin University to help foster advanced student learning in conjunction with the STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – program.

Providing a combination of Lenovo Tablets and Sphero Edu Robots to Deakin University’s Warrnambool Campus, Data#3 helped to facilitate STEM activities for school students.

The program started on June 25, with students from Heywood and District Secondary School and Macarthur Primary School using the equipment for the first time as part of an on-campus school camp.

“STEM covers a wide range of disciplines and skills, which are increasingly in demand in a rapidly changing world, and are important for all stages of learning,” commented Geraldine Moloney, Deakin Warrnambool Manager for Community Engagement.

“The provision of technology from Data#3 is a great support for the program and makes it more accessible to students from all areas. The children can learn skills that are necessary for their futures, while having lots of fun at the same time.”

The Sphero Edu provides a toolset to help students learn to program robots. From draw and drive to learning real JavaScript, the activities nurture cognitive skills and independent exploration.

David Wain, National Practice Manager for Education at Data#3, commented, “This is a fantastic initiative, and the team at Data#3 are excited to be a part of this innovative learning program. With advanced technology so accessible, the benefits afforded to educators and students are endless. We look forward to working with Deakin University and other education providers in implementing The Anywhere Classroom to enable limitless learning for students.”

Data#3 has been a trusted Lenovo partner since 2005, helping to end the frustrations associated with device sourcing, deployment and warranty support. It offers complete lifecycle management, training and adoption services, ensuring the greatest return on investment.