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Learning Trends in an Online World

The 2010 Horizon Report is full of riches about where education, learning is headed over the next five years in an online world. Here’s some of them.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2010

How do Australian Museum visitors use social media?

Having found that Australian Museum visitors used social networking sites, how are they actually using these? Are they passive users or actively engaged?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 May 2010

This week in Fish: Rebecca Field and a deepsea fish

It's been another huge week for the website.  Rebecca has migrated so many pages Mark can't keep up!  We added a rare deepsea fish to the collection and discuss the identity of a scorpionfish from Nelson Bay, New South Wales.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 May 2010

The monkey returns video clip

This is a super cool video clip! This clip is the work of Ben Lee, WWF and Leo Burnett – Sydney.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 03 May 2010

Myoo Create

Myoo Create is an on-line kuh-myoo-ni-tee. A community for environmental and social innovation. People come together to inspire and co-create a better world for all us AND there is a chance you could win some money!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 03 May 2010

This week in Fish: Old content becomes new

It has been a big week for the fish site.  Our new temporary employee Rebecca Field (more on Rebecca next week) and fish expert Sascha Schulz have been working very hard.  Between them they have carved up the content of 36 species fact sheets that were on the old fish website and entered these data into the new content management system.  Other exciting additons include some lovely images of a larval butterflyfish, a school of Old Wife and an Estuary Stingray.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Apr 2010

2010 Fashion Less Waste finalists announced

The 2010 judges of Fashion Less Waste were challenged to choose finalists from so many wonderful entries. This annual fashion design competition invites students to create an outfit that is mostly made from materials originally used for a non-clothing purpose. In this International Year of Biodiversity, students were inspired by our fabulous Australian animals.

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Apr 2010

Bugwise for Schools - a new perspective

An internship in science communication at the Australian Museum has provided an exciting twist on science.

By: Phoebe Meagher, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Apr 2010

e-Kids' College November 2007

This is a blog post from November 2007 about our e-Kids’ College that was on my old blog. I have reproduced it here as people have been asking for it!

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Apr 2010

Goodbye Mr Greg Bourne

After nearly six years as the CEO of WWF, Mr Greg Bourne is leaving.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Apr 2010