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SMARTFARM learning hub: Next generation precision agriculture technologies for agricultural education


Trotter, M and Cosby, A and Trotter, T and Botwright Acuna, T and Rizk, N and Taylor, S and Gregory, S and Fasso, W, SMARTFARM learning hub: Next generation precision agriculture technologies for agricultural education, Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 129-130. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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The industry demands on higher education of agricultural students are rapidly changing. New precision agriculture technologies are revolutionizing the farming industry but the education sector is failing to keep pace. We report on the development of the SMARTfarm Learning Hub that will increase the skill base of students using a range of new agricultural technologies and innovations. The Hub is a world first; it links real industry technologies with educator resources and student learning packages. This gives higher education providers and their studentís online access to data and systems from commercial scale smart-farms across Australia and the world.


The SMARTfarm Learning Hub project will integrate infrastructure (web site and industry tools) with the development of case study learning modules, methodologies and templates to enable project communication. This will be undertaken in an action research context providing both research outcomes and critical feedback to improve the learning modules, educator and student experience.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:education, tertiary education, secondary education, technology-enhanced learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Botwright Acuna, T (Associate Professor Tina Acuna)
ID Code:111749
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-10-05
Last Modified:2016-10-06
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