virtually hyperconnected

North Coast TAFE & Virtual Enterprise Australia Project


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We made the news team!

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Our North Coast TAFE Virtually Hyperconnected project made the Manning Times! Woot! Great job Taree business students & teachers and special thanks to our business mentor Meredith Collins – @videosocialcode

Manning River Times - Virtual business with international potential

Manning River Times – Virtual business with international potential

You can read the online article here – http://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/1618656/virtual-business-with-international-potential/

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Virtual Trade Fair event

Congratulations to our wonderful North Coast TAFE business administration students from Taree campus. What a fabulous event!

Led by teachers Deborah Kelly and Marie Power, and supported by their business mentor, Meredith Collins, NCTAFE business administration students students held a Virtual Trade Fair. The Virtual Trade Fair was to replace the physical Trade fair that students are required to develop and host for their course assessment event.

To find media from the event, you can view any off the links below.

Here are some snaps from the day.

You can view more project details and project case study on the National Vet eLearning Strategy Wiki.


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Students up working and collaborating at 1:30am!

Well it’s finally here, tomorrow is our Virtual Trade Fair. North Coast TAFE business students have been busy preparing their booths for some virtual trading and visits from international visitors between 11:00 am and 13:30pm AEST, tomorrow (Monday May 27th). This event forms a major part of their assessment for their business studies and North Coast TAFE. If you haven’t contacted me for a guest avatar and pre-event training, then you’ll miss this amazing event. Luckily though, I shall be recording it, so stay tuned for the video.

What makes this event really special is not just the work that the teachers have put in, but the many, many hours that the students have spent collaborating and working with each other, the teachers, industry contacts and their business mentor, you only have to look at the classes private Facebook group (to which I am lucky to be privy), to see the high level of engagement with this project and its subject matter. It is also evident on our project Facebook page, and tweets (#virtualhype), many of which have been collated on storify (part 3 details the preparation for the Trade Fair).

I have seen this group of students in-world on several occasions late at night, weekends and more recently into the early hours of the morning. So, I am left with some questions that I hope you will add to in the comments below and that the students will respond to honestly (perhaps sometime after the main event).

Questions for the students

  • Why are you working in-world at such unusual hours?
  • Have you engaged in the social media side of your learning? If so, has it affected/ changed the way you learn?
  • Has the industry collaboration added value to your studies?
  • What have you learnt from this experience?
  • What aspect has been the most challenging?
  • How as the reduced number of students/ project participants affected your journey?

Looking forward to reading your questions and responses.


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Print me! A poster for project team members

Here’s a poster listing the main project goals, objectives, outcomes & outputs. You can print this and put it up by your workstation to remind you why we’re undertaking this project.

Virtually Hyperconnected Project poster

Download and print this poster here