Two gifted students at Eden Marine High School were part of a demonstration of a virtual language lesson with the Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli.
Lachie Cooper and Hunter De Jong, both in Year 7, are Aurora College students which means they have been specially selected because of their ability to learn through the NSW Virtual Selective High School. Aurora College provides students in rural and remote areas with the chance to study specialist subjects using the latest technology.
Lachie and Hunter were able to showcase the latest technological advancements to support rural and remote education in NSW.
At the conclusion of the lesson, iSee at Aurora College was launched.
Developed in association with Wollongong University, iSee provides an online learning experience closer to the reality of attending a lecture or lesson with other students, where it is possible to interact in 3D spaces, engage in real time learning and conversations with audio and video.
Aurora College caters for gifted and talented students who have superior to very superior academic ability matched by exceptionally high classroom performance. The virtual schools bring together gifted and talented students who may otherwise be isolated from a suitable peer group.
Year 7 entry is by the Selective High School Placement Test together with school assessment.