Join Museums Victoria panel of curators and experts who will discuss the introduction of technology and computing robots in Victorian classroom education programs in the 1980s.
Wed 25 October, 6pm - 7.15pm at Melbourne Museum and online.
Adult $12 | Member $8 | Concession $10 | Online $5.
Find out more and book: The Sunrise Collection: Turtle Robots, Lego Logo and the classroom - Melbourne Museum
In 2022 Museums Victoria was offered a small collection of early computing robots and photographs from classroom education programs in the 1980s, including the world’s first all laptop classroom in 1989.
But what the curator found on closer investigation reveals Victoria’s significant place within an international movement dedicated to challenging the status quo in the use of technology in education. The collection documents a key moment of transition akin to how schools are now grappling with the advent of Artificial Intelligence.
Senior Curator Rebecca Carland will reveal how the museum came to acquire the collection.
Sunrise Curator Dr. Chris Wilson will share how this ‘audacious’ movement challenged the idea that computers in schools were just for word processing and the founder of Sunrise, Dr. Liddy Nevile will share the successes and failures along the way - including the world’s first laptop classroom.
If you love a little retro tech, this one is not to be missed.