Learning in the New Millenium
Learning in the New Millennium Project Description
Sponsored by Nortel this was a longitudinal project which connected academics, engineers at Nortel and school pupils in an online learning community.
Starting in 1994 it provided seven state schools across the primary/secondary sector with computers and an internet connection, thus enabling them to connect via Mosaic to the internet and via Frist Class to an online community.
In 1997 with advances in technology the emphasis moved from text communications to video communications and designed video 'wallpaper', stories and iterations of video swopped between users.
In 1999 the schools began using laptops and mobile phones to communicate with each other.
The project ended in 2000. The seven schools involved were early pioneers and throughout the project continued to be groundbreakers in the use of technology in learning.